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.