This is a 2011 British-Irish drama directed by Rodrigo García, based on a 1927 novella by George Moore.
It is an extraordinarily bizarre and heartwrenching story.
Superb is the performance of Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs.
Creepiest movie I have ever seen.
A top notch film; this one will grab you; unless you are a liberal: they have no heart. The story takes place before Bruce decided to dress-up like a woman--the cowardly swine didn't have them cut-off, so he is not a truly depraved LGBRTQFD.
I admit I didn't know it was Glenn Close until after I saw the movie. She fooled me; great acting!
The main character is a waiter, who is in fact a woman. The script is just OK. Slightly entertaining only.
It is best to watch this film without expectations or preconceptions: It is an excellent film in presenting socioeconomic survival tactics in the 19th century.
I do not hold with the boring and lost interest statements: You will be thinking about the film after it is over--Glenn Close's acting of the "sedate" Nobbs, I feel, was right on the money once you understand the childhood history of the character. The film is extremely touching and bittersweet.
Stopped watching half way through. Super dry, boring and lacking in real plot. As well, it's hard watching historical films through the lens of today. Is this an accurate recreation of what it was like for "Albert"? Not a chance. . .
March 23 2015.....I found this movie after watching 'The Grand Secduction' (which I loved) and was searching for other movies with Brendan Gleeson. This one sure looked interesting, but I found it slow and just a teensy bit boring in parts. The acting was great, but the story just didn't move along for me, and then the ending......well I was disappointed with that also. Was this based on a true story??.......I will investigate!......nope, it was based on a novella by Irish novelist George Moore.
It was 19th century in Ireland and two women disguised themselves as men to make a living. The story was not bad but I had to get used to the expressionless face of Albert Nobbs, played by Glenn Close, though.
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