WHAT'S IT ABOUT

Fresh out of prison, a 20-ish Scottish lass with country music in her veins juggles her job and two children does everything she can to ignore her kids and begrudgingly takes on a job while pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star expecting stardom to land in her lap.

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  1. Stephen Scott June 11, 2019

    The unlikable protagonist is an idea as old as time. Shakespeare did it best with Prince Hal who DELIBERATELY behaved like an a*hole so that when he redeemed himself "he may be more wonder'd at".

    A shame the creative team didn't do their research on how to make their main character loveable whilst being unlikable.

    Growing up in a small country town, the term we'd use for Rose-Lyn is "skank". Awful term, but it immediately paints the picture: foul mouthed, goading for a bar-room brawl, and the first thing she gets once out of prison is some dirty, outdoor sex without a word of thanks or even goodbye.

    You may think I'm harsh, but they do their best to make her unlikable. She doesn't want anything to do with her kids, she begrudgingly takes on a job so she can reunite with them. Because she deserves to be in the spotlight without having to do any of the hard work required.

    And lo and behold, two minutes before the film ends she redeems herself after realising no matter how much talent you have, you still have to put in the hard yards.

    Like a cliched country and western song, it takes forever to get to the point.

    2.1 stars out of 5 (because the acting is superb)

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