Albert Nobbs 2011

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Albert Nobbs is a witty period drama about the lives of staff at one of Dublin's most luxurious hotels - Morrison's - and the hotel's butler, Albert Nobbs...a woman who disguises herself as a man to survive.

Starring:
Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska
Runtime:
1 hour 49 minutes

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Albert Nobbs

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Genres Drama
Director Rodrigo Garcia
Starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska
Supporting actors Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aaron Johnson, Mark Williams
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Kona TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Aug 2012
Format: DVD
The story opens in 19th century Ireland, where Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) is a hotel butler/waiter. He's also a woman, forced to hide his identity because a woman alone often ended up in the workhouse or worse. Albert has big plans, however, and dreams of the day when he can own his own little shop.

I was expecting this movie to be a cloying male-impersonator story like "Yentl," but it was so much more than that; it's a scathing and heartbreaking look at poverty, despair, and the need to be loved. Close is excellent as the troubled Albert; she was nominated for an Oscar as was her costar, Janet McTeer who gives an outstanding performance as a painter who befriends Nobbs. The rest of the cast is filled with top British character actors. The sensitive script, which was co-written by Close, is full of surprises and the movie moves at a quick pace.

This film has an intimate, art-house feel to it; it's a character-driven gem that left me in a pool of tears. Highly recommended.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Sep 2012
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Albert Nobbs"a much-honored 2011 social issue drama of 113 minutes is set in late 19th century Dublin, Ireland. It tells the tale of the little man who never was. "Albert Nobbs" is a waiter in a pricey hotel in late Victorian times. His customers see him as a kind, fussy little man, but he's not. He's a woman living as a man because the male waiters make much more money than the women maids, and can hope even to be able to save enough so as to retire to a little shop of some sort - Albert thinks a tobacconist for him. And waiters don't have to beat laundry in the cold and snow, as the maids must. The movie is based upon a novella by Irish author George Moore. Its title role is played by Glenn Close, an Oscar winner for The World According to Garp , giving a "powerhouse performance" here according to the New York Post. Close recreates her 1982 stage role here; I understand it took her all the intervening decades to manage to get this work filmed. At any rate, she was also nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her work in this film.

Nobbs has spent decades working as a man, and is reaching the point where he thinks he can see the light at the end of the tunnel, though he is not sure how to strategize it. He's biding his time. Then two men arrive at the hotel at roughly the same time. Handsome strapping handyman Joe Machin, played by Aaron Johnson, Nowhere Boy. And handsome swaggering housepainter Hubert Page, played by esteemed actress, Janet McTeer, (
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By susan lloyd on 6 July 2014
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Good film worth the money not to everybodies taste but I enjoyed it.
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By pimparola on 1 July 2014
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Great film excellent acting and a good story about people struggling to fit in, worth getting as you will watch it over and over again
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Well acted but not something I enjoyed. For the most part I found this to be both dull and bleak with only a few redeeming moments.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By JK on 18 Sep 2012
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Unfortunately such films are not made too often nowadays, the more it should be cherished. Genius acting, gentle tone, subtle music, psychological credibility, unique story. A film made with passion and there is such attention to detail. Images that stay with you for long. The film's finale is heartbreaking. Glenn Close added another memorable role to her amazing list of characters.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Fi Reviews. on 27 Dec 2012
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This film is truly amazing!! The script is subtly brilliant. I have never seen anything like it before; very original story. Glenn Close and Janet Mcteer do a great job as the main characters. Glenn Close is such an amazing actress that you become completely absorbed in the film and totally forget it's her! The complicated love triangles, meaning of love and friendship are deeply thought provoking.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brentwood on 4 Nov 2012
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A very moving and sad film but a must see. Superb acting by all, wonderful photography and a few twists. Glenn Close should have an Oscar for this performance. Great film.
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