Killarney actor Jessie Buckley blends her considerable musical and dramatic talents to impressive effect in this boisterous comedy/drama about raw talent, sass and chasing your dream.
Rose-Lynn Harlan has a big, bold voice – and an attitude to match – which has fostered, within her, dreams of emulating the country singers she idolises. But her life decisions and circumstances don’t lend themselves to a career and fame in Nashville. Living in Glasgow, just released from a lengthy stint in jail and with two young kids, Rose has more immediate concerns to tackle, as her worried mother keeps reminding her. Forced by economic realities, she takes on a cleaning job, only to find an unexpected champion in her new employer. She endeavours to find a platform for Rose’s fledgling talent, but there are complications aplenty in this moving and stirring drama.
Starring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo
Director: Tom Harper UK 2018 101 mins Cert: 15A