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Rated R · 113 minutes · 2012

Drama, Romance
Glenn Close gives it her all as the title character, a woman dressed as a man in 19th-century Ireland, working as a waiter and saving money to buy a tobacco shop. Having spent so much time as a man, Albert sees trying to take a wife as the next logical step, and tries courting a fellow hotel employee played by Mia Wasikowska. Little does Albert know that the prospective wife is a user, simply trying to score bounty for her and her boyfriend (Aaron Johnson). Janet McTeer plays another woman masquerading as a man in order to get work. The whole scenario seems unlikely—both Close and McTeer are rather unconvincing as men—and the story fails to be compelling. Still, Close provides some genuinely moving moments, even if she does look like an odd combination of Conan O’Brien and Gabriel Byrne.
Official Site: albertnobbs-themovie.com
Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Producer: Glenn Close, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Alan Moloney, Cami Goff, John Goff, Sharon Harel-Cohen, Daryl Roth and David Shaw
Cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Brendan Gleeson, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker, Pauline Collins and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

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Portland Mercury Reservations A reserved flirtation with sexual politics in Albert Nobbs. by Marjorie Skinner 01/26/2012
Pittsburgh City Paper Albert Nobbs Gentle drama about a 19th-century Irishwoman who lives life as a man by Al Hoff 01/25/2012
Indy Week Sadness and stultification in Albert Nobbs Glenn Close plays Albert Nobbs, a nonentity with a traumatic, largely suppressed past who has survived for three decades dressing and working as a man. by David Fellerath 01/25/2012
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East Bay Express Albert Nobbs The quare fellow. by Kelly Vance 01/25/2012
Charleston City Paper Glenn Close explores loneliness as Albert Nobbs As the title character in Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close is giving The Iron Lady's Meryl Streep a run for her money in the transformation department. by Felicia Feaster 01/25/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Close, but no cigar: Albert Nobbs Albert Nobbs has for nearly three decades been Glenn Close's passion project — ironic, then, that it completely lacks passion. by Tricia Olszewski 01/26/2012
The Coast Halifax Albert Nobbs underdeveloped Cross-dressing historical drama fails to get under the skin by Molly Segal 02/02/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Albert Nobbs, Man on a Ledge and film events around town. 01/26/2012
Creative Loafing Atlanta Albert Nobbs pulls its corset too tight Janet McTeer outmans Glenn Close in cross-dressing drama by Curt Holman 01/26/2012

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