Movie: Albert Nobbs
- Director: Rodrigo Garcia
- Release Date: January 2012
- Writers: Glenn Close, John Banville
- Run Time: 113
- Genre: Drama
Tagline: A man with a secret. A woman with a dream.
Review: I know this is meant to be a pet project for Glenn Close and us meant to be one of her most amazing roles, which it is, but it must be said that Janet McTeer just stole this movie. I found myself so much more interested in Hubert Paiges story rather than Albert Nobbs. Theres no denying Glenn Close is nothing short of exceptional as Albert, but I just found the character to be extremely boring and uninteresting, but it truly is the crowning glory in Closes already stellar career. The story is saved by the interesting supporting characters, also worth mentioning is Pauline Collins as Mrs Baker, the witch of a hotel owner where Albert Works, and Mia Wasikowska is always wonderful and this is no exception.
The production design, cinematography and all that jazz is all what youd expect from a period drama, however the music was a bit of a letdown, each time I heard a bit of music it all just sounded like the same track. I forgot to mention that a nice surprise was the wickedly funny scenes toward the beginning, for the first half an hour I was laughing my head off, but after that it gets pretty serious.
Im sure come Oscar time, Glenn Close will definitely be nominated and rightly so, I just hope we are also going to hear Janets name in the supporting categories, both women are very deserving.