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4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Indie Film
What a gripping film by way of storytelling related to complex relationships. Isle of Man - where it is set - looks stunning as it always does cinematically. Sebastian Koch and Felicity JOnes put in convincingly strong performances, but for me it is Jessica Brown Findlay who steals the show. Her acting is powerful - intrinsic fragility played to a subtle perfection,...
Published on 4 Mar 2012 by N. Alterskye

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3.0 out of 5 stars Meah
Your standard angry girl with issues. Meets good girl with less issues. But both are very intelligent and at the beginning of their lives. angry mum with issues sad dad with issues nothing much happens not really any problems dump a few boys have an affair.

Nothing gets resolved one girl goes off to uni one gets on her bike credits. Both girls very pleasing to...
Published 4 months ago by melbopp


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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice story, 2 Mar 2013
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This is a nice story and well made film. It is probably classed as a B movie to me but it is up there with the best
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising, 3 July 2012
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I bought this because I like Felicity Jones.
The cast was great and whilst the father and the "cleaner" were having an affair, her life was hard and the way they get on or not, is all the way people 's life changes.
I really enjoyed it but it was sad at times.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 16 July 2014
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J B F Brilliant downton darling & more.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 14 Jan 2013
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Satisfactory product
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly Enjoyable & a bit Naughty...., 21 Sep 2012
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Tim Kidner "Hucklebrook Hound" (Salisbury, UK) - See all my reviews
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There are distinct echoes here of Wish You Were Here, a 1987 British film starring Emily Lloyd - set in a seaside town and mainly about a troubled but spirited young woman (check it out, if you enjoyed Albatross).

Albatross is director Niall MacCormick's first film feature - he's directed and written a few notable UK TV movies and series - and he's done pretty well, here, too.

Set on the Isle Of Man and naturally featuring some gorgeous scenery plus a mix of knowing humour that has blessed other notable Brit flicks recently, with a comic 'air', we have the deliciously and devilish Jessica Brown Finlay. Her introduction is via setting off fireworks in litter bins at a seaside resort and her subsequent arrest.

Being delivered next morning to what the local PC thinks is her home, is actually her new place of work, a B&B/Hotel, whose only guests seem to stay because a book was written about the very place and its author still works in the attic. Anyway, young 17 y.o. Emelia, immediately strikes up a rapport with the author's (& his wife) young daughter, who's preparing for exams in view for acceptance to Uni.

There's all sorts of mix up's and intended misunderstandings as Emelia seeks both fun and some meaning in life - her mother dead, father disappeared and two very elderly grandparents to look out for. She is encouraged to write by the in-a-rut German author and of course, not soon after, they're exchanging rather more than creative writing notes, affecting relationships all round, but especially (for Emelia) with Beth (Felicity Jones), the daughter.

This is a bitter-sweet little number and for me, mixing nicely fantasy with fiction, sadness with laughs and whilst the actual story isn't the most believable, made for good watching. As the tearaway, Jessica Brown Finlay was perfect, that sly wink-in-the-eye 'come on lads' sort of twinkle but nicely so but also showing a weaker, more vulnerable side. She's already appeared in ITV's hugely popular Downton Abbey and she deserves more work - one to definitely watch out for.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 25 July 2014
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very funny
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Isle of man promo, 3 Mar 2012
This review is from: Albatross [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
This is an ok film worth a nights rental, I wouldn't go as far as the gushing 4 and 5 star reviews the others have put on here. At times it felt like I was watching a promotion video for a holiday to the Isle of Man!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars All chapters repeated !!!, 30 April 2012
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Hi ,
This DVD has a problem !!! the first chapter comes at the end ... after 30 minutes again it is repeated . sudden cut of the few scenes !!

Reza
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