Thursday, January 26, 2012
Albert Nobbs Review - 2½ Stars
Glenn Close got an Oscar nomination as best actress for Albert Nobbs—the story of an Irish woman who poses as a man in order to find work in Ireland during the tough times of the 19th century. Janet McTeer also received a nomination as a plumber using the same ruse, living in marriage with another woman. Just think “Yentl” without music. The story takes some nice twists and even serves up a few jolts. But I never got past knowing that I was watching Glenn Close impersonating a man—and kind of a weird little man at that. Does it deliver what it promises? High class gender bender. Is it entertaining? Some good storytelling and acting. Is it worth the price of admission? I might watch this on cable if I were you.