Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Albert Nobbs (2011)

IMDb plot summary: 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.
Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Starring Glen Close, Mia Wasikowska, and Janet McTeer.

While there are a couple of moments here that are interesting, and Glenn Close does an amazing job playing her character, the movie is seriously hampered by a pretty awful script. The acting is good and the story is compelling, but the script tells it in the clumsiest way possible. There is a huge amount of potential just thrown away. Disappointing.

1.5 stars.

Flickchart: #1485 out of 2158, below JFK and above About Last Night...

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