Albert Nobbs

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  113 min.
Release Date: February 3, 2012
DVD: May 15, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.77
based on 26 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brendan Gleeson, Brenda Fricker, Janet McTeer


In 19th century Ireland, Albert, who has been a faithful employee at Morrison's Hotel for many years, has a secret. In order to make a living, Albert (Glenn Close) has posed as a man.

When Albert has to share her bedroom with a painter named Hubert Page, he soon discovers her secret and inspires Albert to escape the false life she has created for herself. Having saved her earnings for years, Albert begins to dream of buying a shop of her own. She believes she's found a companion in Helen, a young maid, but Helen has her eye on Joe, the handsome new handyman. Albert is distressed when she realizes Joe has made promises to Helen that put the young girl in danger of making mistakes that could threaten her future.

Director: Rodrigo García
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Alan Moloney, Julie Lynn, Glenn Close
Screenplay: Glenn Close, John Banville
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  • 3 stars "a bit odd and slow at times, but an interesting film with a great performance by Glen Close"
  • 3 stars "a strong performance by Glenn Close keeps this movie from going downhill."
  • 5 stars "This may well be the best butler movie ever made; Close is outstanding!"