Why You Need To See “Wild Rose”

Wild Rose delighted audiences when it came into cinemas earlier this year, but did you manage to catch it? If you missed it at the time we’ve pulled together the five top reasons why you need to see Wild Rose to celebrate the release of the film on DVD August 19.


Jessie Buckley took the world by storm as the star of the heart warming Wild Rose performing all her own songs in the film. The film features original country music written by Jack C Arnold, honest and poignant songs capturing longing and loss. Wild Rose focuses on the transformative power of music to change lives and the music within the film gives Rose-Lynn a purpose, setting her free.

Jessie Buckley

One of the best reasons to watch Wild Rose is the extremely talented Jessie Buckley, whom plays ex-convict from Glasgow, Rose-Lynn. Attempting to make it as a country singer in Nashville, Rose-Lynn is a single mum straight out of prison with two kids to provide for and a big dream to live. However, with a curfew of 7pm her chances of making it to Nashville seem but a distant dream. Buckley has already caught attention for her mesmeric performance in Chernobyl and War and Peace and Wild Rose allows Buckley to show off her impressive vocals on an original country soundtrack. Buckley strikes a balance between portraying Rose-Lynn’s anger and ambition tied together with the emptiness inside her.

Julie Walters

Dame Julie Walters, an actress in her prime, has received an array of award nominations for her performance in Billy Elliot and alongside Michael Caine in Educating Rita, amongst others. In Wild Rose she is Rose-Lynn’s straight talking mother Marion. Marion is sensible in contrast to her daughter’s reckless behaviour and she tries her best to persuade her daughter to put her children’s wellbeing first. Walter’s volatile relationship with her own mother struck parallels between the relationship portrayed within Wild Rose; resulting in a raw, and emotional performance.

Aspirational Story

Wild Rose is an aspirational story; Rose–Lynn is a free spirit who simply won’t let herself be constrained by society. The film is a fable of hard times, failure and redemption that successfully pulls at your heartstrings.

Rising Star Film

Many films tend to cover the rising star storyline similarly to A Star Is Born starring Lady Gaga however Wild Rose finds a unique niche. Rose-Lynn doesn’t depend on a man to help her make it, in fact she doesn’t need a man at all. Through her perseverance and strong willed nature the free-spirited young woman is determined to be her own star and write her own future!

Wild Rose arrives on DVD August 19.

Amilia Totten
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Amilia Totten is a freelance writer, photographer and erstwhile time-waster. Her eclectic film favourites include the latest Hollywood blockbuster to European avant-garde and the joys of Bollywood.

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