The next film to be shown at the Corrie Film club is Wild Rose (UK 2018 Tom Harper. 101 mins. Cert 15), on Sunday 11th September, at 7.30pm in the Corrie and Sannox Village Hall.
A fiery Glaswegian singer and single mother, dreams of Nashville glory in this gritty feelgood feature.
Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is a 23 years-old working-class girl from Glasgow, who tries to rectify her chaotic life: foul-mouthed, streetwise, rebellious and free-spirited, Rose-Lynn reunites with her children, older Wynonna and younger Lyle, cared for during her imprisonment by their grandmother Marion (Julie Walters).
Determined to travel to Nashville, Tennessee, to become a famous country singer, she gets a cleaning job and finds an unlikely champion in the middle – class lady of the house, Susannah. Susannah vows to help Rose-Lynn get her showbiz break, but Rose-Lynn hasn’t told her wide-eyed employer that she’s not quite the free spirit she seems.
Wild Rose was given four stars in a review by Mark Kermode in The Guardian. In it he writes:
“Affectingly directed by Tom Harper, with whom Buckley previously worked on TV’s War and Peace, Wild Rose combines the infectious, musically driven Brit-pic energy of Billy Elliot with the Americana grit of Crazy Heart or even Coal Miner’s Daughter. Despite the apparent disjunction between the rowdy stages of Rose-Lynn’s Glaswegian life and the hallowed halls of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (home of the Grand Ole Opry), Harper finds transatlantic common ground between the grass-roots struggles that lie deep in the heart of this music, wherever it is played.”