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Albert Nobbs (2012)

Albert Nobbs

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

January 27, 2012

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

114 min.

Studio

Roadside Attractions

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Rodrigo Garcia

Producer

Glenn Close, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Alan Moloney

Screenwriter

John Banville

Starring

Story


19th century Ireland: a woman with no husband or family and without work would face a bleak life of poverty and loneliness. Albert, a shy butler who keeps himself to himself, has been hiding a deep secret for years - 'he' is a woman who has had to dress and behave as a man all her life in order to escape this fate. When handsome painter Hubert Page arrives at the hotel, Albert is inspired to try and escape the false life she has created for herself. She gathers her nerves to court beautiful, saucy young maid Helen in whom she thinks she's found a soul-mate - but Helen's eye is on a new arrival: handsome, bad-boy Joe, the new handy-man! As Albert dares to hope that she might one day live a normal life, we catch a glimpse of a free-spirited woman who is caught in the wrong time...This humorous but ultimately poignant ensemble story about life 'below-stairs' is nothing less than Gosford Park meets Boys Don't Cry.

Pictures (10 photos)


Mia Wasikowska stars as Helen Dawes and Glenn Close stars as Albert Nobbs in Roadside Attractions' Albert Nobbs (2012)
Aaron Johnson stars as Joe Macken and Glenn Close stars as Albert Nobbs in Roadside Attractions' Albert Nobbs (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..flavored storyline has its own peculiar appeal..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..the movie's most affecting moment is a fantasy sequence in which Nobbs and Page don dresses and stroll through town..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]
“..the complicity of these two cross-dressers provides what drive the narrative possesses..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]