Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs

DVD - 2012
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Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

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Cannes
Oct 23, 2017

Creepiest movie I have ever seen.

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karunanc
Aug 12, 2017

Great film.

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trcookIIImddmd
Jan 03, 2017

A top notch film; this one will grab you; unless you are a liberal: they have no heart. The story takes place before Bruce decided to dress-up like a woman--the cowardly swine didn't have them cut-off, so he is not a truly depraved LGBRTQFD.

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rationallady
Feb 07, 2016

I admit I didn't know it was Glenn Close until after I saw the movie. She fooled me; great acting!

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DesLi
Nov 09, 2015

The main character is a waiter, who is in fact a woman. The script is just OK. Slightly entertaining only.

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m_r_
Jul 30, 2015

It is best to watch this film without expectations or preconceptions: It is an excellent film in presenting socioeconomic survival tactics in the 19th century.
I do not hold with the boring and lost interest statements: You will be thinking about the film after it is over--Glenn Close's acting of the "sedate" Nobbs, I feel, was right on the money once you understand the childhood history of the character. The film is extremely touching and bittersweet.

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texxytex
May 29, 2015

Stopped watching half way through. Super dry, boring and lacking in real plot. As well, it's hard watching historical films through the lens of today. Is this an accurate recreation of what it was like for "Albert"? Not a chance. . .

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erinsnest
Mar 23, 2015

March 23 2015.....I found this movie after watching 'The Grand Secduction' (which I loved) and was searching for other movies with Brendan Gleeson. This one sure looked interesting, but I found it slow and just a teensy bit boring in parts. The acting was great, but the story just didn't move along for me, and then the ending......well I was disappointed with that also. Was this based on a true story??.......I will investigate!......nope, it was based on a novella by Irish novelist George Moore.

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 02, 2015

It was 19th century in Ireland and two women disguised themselves as men to make a living. The story was not bad but I had to get used to the expressionless face of Albert Nobbs, played by Glenn Close, though.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Jan 06, 2015

Sensitive and fascinating portrayal of transsexualism at a time and place where humiliation was the least of the risks every present. Glenn Close delivers a marvelous performance.

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