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Fresh out from the jail after one year condemned by narcotics possession, Rose-Lynn Harlan is a 23-years old working-class girl from Glasgow, Scotland, who tries rectify her chaotic life: foul-mouthed, streetwise, rebel and free-spirited, Rose-Lynn meets again her little children, older Wynonna and younger Lyle, cared since her imprisonment by their grandmother Marion, who despises openly her daughter's lifestyle. Worker in the bakery of a shopping center along 20 years, Marion struggles to understand her stranded daughter, who becomes determined to travel Nashville, Tennesse (USA) to turn in a famous country singer. Due to the lack of resources and her low-rate academic studies, Rose-Lynn tries return to her former job as singer in the Grand Ole Opry, a country bar, being fired by the owners Jackie and Alan after to learn about her conviction. Thanks to Marion's good name, Rose-Lynn gets a job as cleaning lady in the house of Susannah, an upper-class woman married with James and ...Written by
Dan Wootton described Julie Walters in the film as having "the best acting Scottish accent I have ever heard". See more »
Rose-Lynn describes Johnny Cash as a convicted felon; however, despite his "outlaw" image, Cash was only ever convicted of various misdemeanors, and never served a sentence longer than a single night in jail. See more »
A funny and sad drama with some truly great acting performances full of passion and emotion.
The story isn't that original in concept and has some minor pacing issues, but it also has a lot of depth as it shows the struggle to balance your dreams with your responsibilities. It has plenty of heart and toe tapping country music which keeps it entertaining and enjoyable throughout, although I felt a bit more could have been done with Glasgow and Nashville's cultures and settings.
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