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Wild Rose – 7PM
May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:41 pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
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Directed by: Tom Harper
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo, James Harkness, Neill McColl
Comedy/Drama/Music, 14A for coarse language, mature thematics, some sexuality, 101 min. (United Kingdom)
“Wild Rose is so much fun that you only half notice its left-turn from the star-is-born setup to something altogether richer and more emotionally satisfying.” – Jamie Dunn, The Skinny
“A happy-sad drama of star struck fever that lifts you up and sweeps you along, touching you down in a puddle of well-earned tears.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
“A beautiful story told with a huge amount of tenderness and love for its unconventional heroine. Jessie Buckley is one of the brightest stars in our sky right now.” – Linda Marric, HeyUGuys
“Entirely delightful, fresh as a Scottish summer evening.” – Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter
Young single mother Rose-Lynn Harlan (former musical reality talent show contestant Jessie Buckley, who came in second on the BBC show I’d Do Anything), 23, lives in Glasgow, but dreams of becoming a country star in Nashville.
After spending a year in prison on drug-related offences, Rose-Lynn goes home to her mother (Julie Walters), who has been taking care of Rose-Lynn’s two young children. Rose-Lynn is indifferent to her kids, seeing them as an impediment on her road to stardom.
Once a singer at a local country music club, Rose-Lynn now has a strict parole curfew and an ankle monitor, which precludes her from returning to the stage. Instead, she finds a job as a housekeeper for an English woman, Susannah (Sophie Okonedo), during the day. When Susannah and her children hear Rose-Lynn singing while working, they become fans and want to help her reach her dreams.