• Albert Nobbs (2011)

Albert Nobbs

Release Date: December 21st, 2011

DVD Release Date: May 15th, 2012

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).

Cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brendan Gleeson, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker, Pauline Collins, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Genres: Drama , Romance

Production Co: Mockingbird Pictures, WestEnd Films, Parallel Film Productions Ltd.

Keywords: Emotional, Quest, Friendship, Transformation, Moving, Hotel

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Rodrigo Garcia's film only intermittently surmounts the limitations of the central character's parched emotional existence and restricted horizons, and the resolutions to some principal dramatic lines seem rather too easy. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 30
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

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

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Makeup
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama