#TIFF18: “WILD ROSE” REVIEW
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Rose-Lynn Harlan (2017 TIFF Rising Star Jessie Buckley) has always dreamed of becoming a country music star in Nashville, Tennessee. However, achieving her life’s dream seems like an impossible feat considering she is currently living in Glasgow, is a convicted criminal and a single mother of two. Wild Rose will have its World Premiere at TIFF in the Special Presentations category.
What make’s this Film stand out from other Country Music films is that it takes place somewhere you would never associate Country Music with, and it also has an unconventional lead character. Screenwriter Nicole Taylor has written a complex and authentic protagonist. And bonafide chameleon Jessie Buckley explodes Rose-Lynn on the screen like the most beautiful firework show.
Wild Rose will screen at TIFF Saturday, September 8 at 9:30 PM at Ryerson Theatre and Monday, September 10 at 3:15 PM at Scotiabank 1.