Albert Nobbs is about a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to live and work in society as she pleases. Then she falls in love with a hot young girl.
Man, this could be AWESOME.
Unfortunately, it won’t be. It will just be a really good period (not THAT kinda period, perv) drama that’ll get Glenn Close at least an Oscar nomination if not a win.
Albert (Close) is living in Ireland in the late 19th century, and poses as a man so she can get better work. After a time she wishes to escape from the lie she’s living, and that prove difficult. Cause of plot stuff.
Rodrigo Garcia is directing a screenplay by John Banville and star Glenn Close.
Y’know, Glenn is a dude’s name too. Perhaps she’s really a he in real life, but is playing a she playing a he in a movie… Methinks a brilliant idea for a play has just been discovered… by THIS GUY (points to self. Dances)
Oh, and Albert Nobbs is based on a short story by George Moore. No relation to Mandy.
Albert Nobbs Release Date
January 27, 2012. Limited release before the end of the year for the Oscars.
Who’s In It?
Mia Wasikowska … Helen
Aaron Johnson … Joe
Jonathan Rhys Meyers … Viscount Yarrell
Glenn Close … Albert Nobbs
Brendan Gleeson … Dr. Holloran
Maria Doyle Kennedy
Mark Williams … Sean
Janet McTeer … Hubert
Pauline Collins … Mrs. Baker
John Light … Percy Smythe-Willard
Brenda Fricker … Polly
Antonia Campbell-Hughes … Emmy Keyes
Annie Starke … Aileen
Emerald Fennell … Mrs. Smythe-Willard
What’s Good About It?
The trailer looks good, and the premise (if you ignore the trailer) is sexy as hell. Oh, and the talent involved is all pretty darn good.
What’s Bad About It?
Probably not the fun sexy time I’m hoping for.
Our Clever Prediction
I see at least a handful of Oscar nominations in Albert Nobbs’ future, and not just because of the ‘Oscar Bait’ concept. The performances all look solid.