This film is about Rose-Lynn Harlan, a young Scottish woman who aspires to be a Country & Western singer. Rose was raised in a working-class section of Glasgow, the only child of a longtime bakery attendant Marion (a subtly no-nonsense Julie Walters, providing tough love). But she believes she should have been born in America, and that she belongs in Nashville.
Fresh out from the jail after a year condemned by narcotics possession, Rose-Lynn is a 23-years old working-class girl from Glasgow, who tries rectify her chaotic life. Foul-mouthed, streetwise, rebellious and free-spirited, Rose-Lynn meets again her little children, older Wynonna and younger Lyle, cared for since her imprisonment by their grandmother Marion, who despises openly her daughter's lifestyle. Worker in the bakery of a shopping center along 20 years, Marion struggles to understand her stranded daughter, who becomes determined to travel Nashville, Tennesse (USA) to turn in a famous country singer.
Her redoubtable mum, Marion, wants Rose-Lynn to settle down and take care of the kids she’s been minding but Rose-Lynn has a wanderlust that not even a strictly enforced curfew can quell.
Wild Rose is uplifting and bittersweet, rousing and crowd-pleasing all at once, and one that promises to set hearts and heels pounding.
93% Rotten Tomatoes
Running time approx: 1 hour and 41 minutes