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I'm a born East ender from London, UK and would love to say a British film/movie was great. But this left me rather flat
This movie is about a young wannabe country singer. Jessie Buckley is absolutely outstanding as the lead. She is very real and believable as a conflicted but ambitious young woman. She's her own worst enemy sometimes, and doesn't always make great choices. The conflict that she faced, between her duties as a mom and her desire to focus on her career, was very believable. Life can be so hard, and people are not always perfect. This is a fictitious story, but the dilemma faced by Jessie's character felt very real. I understood her conflict and I definitely had compassion for someone who wasn't perfect. There aren't always neat and tidy answers and I appreciated that this film didn't try to make everything perfect, but allowed a female character to be so complex. Overall I thought it was a great film.
There was so much hype about this at BAFTA time in the UK that I thought this movie was going to be exceptional. Yes, Jessie Buckley has a good voice but I feel the same as several of the others who have reviewed this. I just couldn't get past her puerile attitude and behaviour towards her children. Julie Walters was the real standout in this movie.
Yes she is talented..yes the film was done well and a different perspective of worldly dreams...but..I am so tired of the woah is me stories and how we are supposed to feel sorry for a single mom who was irresponsible, uncontrollable, selfish, and then amazingly after an awakening we are now supposed to smile that she finally gets some of her crap together and all is well....just another false fairy tale Hollywood style...
The darling lead actress and the character she plays is vulnerable, reckless, irritating, tender, talented and believes in that one thing above all other things, that she was born to sing. And she can sing both rockabilly and ballads. She has a great mother and two confused kids but because of the grandmothering are fairly well adjusted.
It's entertaining, good soundtrack, pretty countryside and fun but hurts a little bit too, like a good country song can.
This is a movie that attempts to romanticize the life of a woman with a lofty ambition and two young children, who is not very intelligent and lacks any sense of responsibility. Jessie Buckley does have a great singing voice though, that is perfect for the pathos of country music. Meh.
Very pleasant surprise! Good story, acting and beautiful original country music performed by main actress as well. Feel good movie, time well spent!
Rose-Lynn is wild - with lessons to learn and dreams to pursue
feisty but irresponsible she sings her way back to home
3 great female leads, mothers all and varied
I got caught by the energy if not by the country music
The best movie I've seen this year. If you want a feel good/comfort movie for a cold, rainy night then this is for you.
Enjoyable movie. Had many ah and sad moments. Once a mother, always a mother. Good music too.
It was described as funny, but it is rather sad for most of the story. A totally irresponsible mother of two children who prefers drink and her pursuits than being With her children. Well acted, some good moments, and a happy ending.
A bonafide Irish singer and actress Jessie Buckley stars in a Scottish (Glasgow) musical drama with Country Nashville scores. Excellent sound track that helps to tell an unusual coming of age story that a young single mom comes to terms with her past mistakes and find hope for a better future. Have doubt if the songs are any good?, suggest to listen to the soundtrack with original and covered songs performed by Buckley, example "Country Girl" in "Videos."
Rose-Lynn is a young woman from Glasgow who's just been released from a 12 month stint in prison. Now she turns to her one and only goal, her purpose, her destiny, getting to Nashville and becoming a country music star. The problem facing the pull of Nashville is the push back from Rose's two young children, who her mother has been taking care of while she was in prison. Exhilarating, devastating, surprising...awesome soundtrack. Loved it.