There's no shortage of star-is-born stories, but Wild Rose proves they can still be thoroughly entertaining -- and marks its own transcendent moment for lead Jessie Buckley, an amazing talent to watch as she ascends up the A-List.
This underdog tale of musical dreams and working class realities, tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn, a misfit from Glasgow on a quest to become a country music star in Nashville, while also grappling with the responsibilities of being recently released from prison and a young mother of two children.
The critics love this under-the-radar film; watch for it at awards season. It's not just the Glasgow setting that gives it its teeth. It's Buckley's heartbreaking, heart-stopping performance, and her character's strict adherence to the old country music ethos of three chords and the truth, says the Detroit News. Rated R.
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