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Albert Nobbs

R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
In 19th-century Ireland, painfully shy butler Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) hides an incredible secret: He is really a she. Terrified that someone will discover her identity, Albert keeps a very low profile, until the arrival of Hubert Page (Janet McTeer) registers a sea change in Albert's life. Hubert is also secretly a woman and has managed to find a partner who helps her maintain her masquerade. Hoping to find a similar arrangement, Albert begins wooing a hotel maid (Mia Wasikowska).

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Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Albert Nobbs (2011)

Release Date: January 27th, 2012|1 hr. 53 min.

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  • As directed with grit and grace by Rodrigo García, this quietly devastating film goes bone-deep. show more

  • As an experiment in Academy Award psychology, Albert Nobbs is fascinating. As drama? It is, forgive us, a drag. show more

  • Albert Nobbs is a quiet, minor-key work. The period finery is Masterpiece Classics-y, the parade of upper-crust and lower-tier eccentrics predictable. But Close's performance as this poor, wounded fellow resonates with depth and poignancy. show more

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  • August 13, 2012 tv00000000127518
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    From the mezmerizing period piece to the Victorian social restrictions and it\'s hypocracy with all the elegant trappings of the privileged served by the underprivleged, I found all aspects of this film to be enthralling and fascinating. The children ************** ogled the character Albert Nobbs with apparent recognition of his true gender as well as the suspicious looks ascance at Hubert later in the film in addition to the amoral apiraions of Albert\'s romantic interest\'s lover, Joe. The dynamics created a heartwrenching tale of urequited love only gained posthumously. Albert\'s loss and abuses that led to a lifetime of secrecy and servitude came to a devastating end only made bearable by the character Hubert, whose gender bending portrayal vacillated between the vuluptious sensuality of fabulous Janet McTeer\'s combination of feminine vulnerabilty and courage to risk living as man to have the freedoms granted only to men. it is a must see for any film lover\'s library.

  • May 22, 2012 jackd1207
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    Entertaining in the oddest way. A slice of life in England in the very early 1800s with a LGBT message.

  • May 18, 2012 Diane
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    The acting is brilliant but I seriously question the historic reality of this film. It is just another - not so thinly vailed - attempt to legitimize lesbianism.

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