- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 15, 2012
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio commentary with Glenn Close and Rodrigo Garcia
- Deleted scenes
- Theatrical trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 12/23/2011
"Close's portrayal is as unsettling as the character....This may be the actress' most finely articulated performance..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/13/2012
"Close's passion for the character she plays...contains its own intrigue."
Box Office - 01/27/2012
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film features some really intriguing conflicts and solid performances throughout."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/25/2012
3 stars out of 4 -- "This is such a brave performance by Glenn Close....Close never steps wrong, never breaks reality."
Glenn Close co-wrote and stars in this period drama based on the short story THE SINGULAR LIFE OF ALBERT NOBBS by author George Moore, centering on the experiences of a 19th century Irish woman who poses as a man in order to work as a butler at an opulent Dublin hotel for the upper class. Maintaining her elaborate ruse over the course of two decades, Albert (Close) suddenly finds her dedication to the role challenged by the unexpected arrival of a painter who turns out to understand Albert better than anyone she could have imagined. Meanwhile, Albert finds her attempts to help pretty hotel maid Helen (Mia Wasikowska) thwarted when Helen becomes enamored with a charming but callous handyman (Aaron Johnson). ALBERT NOBBS played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
Gender Bending |
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