Albert Nobbs (Blu-ray)

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Gentle, Heartwarming Story

on 5/18/2012

When I first came across this movie, I was wary of watching it. I thought there was a good chance that it would capitalize on "sensationalism" and not really engage my attention. However, it had a stellar cast and I'll see anything that Meryl Streep does. If I didn't like it I could turn it I took a chance. This was one of the most powerful pieces I've ever had the priviledge to view. Not only does it paint a moving and realistic portrayal of life for women in one of the most difficult times for our sex. It goes deeper than that. It portrays the triumph of the human spirit that only comes through adversity, faith, friendship, betrayal, and all that life dishes any age or time. See it if you have a heart and you've lived. If you dont and haven't, don't waste your time or theirs. Everyone in this movie created MORE than a work of art. Read More

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Product Overview


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 229041416
UPC 031398151517
UPC 14 00031398151517
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/6/2014
Rating Rating
Gender Bending
Period Piece
Editors Note
Note 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.
Los Angeles Times "Close's portrayal is as unsettling as the character....This may be the actress' most finely articulated performance..." 12/23/2011
Entertainment Weekly "Close's passion for the character she plays...contains its own intrigue." 01/13/2012
Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film features some really intriguing conflicts and solid performances throughout." 01/27/2012
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "This is such a brave performance by Glenn Close....Close never steps wrong, never breaks reality." 01/25/2012
Glenn Close
Brenda Fricker
Brendan Gleeson
Janet McTeer
Cast & Crew
Glenn Close - Star
Brenda Fricker - Star
Brendan Gleeson - Star
Janet McTeer - Star
Mia Wasikowska - Star
Antonia Campbell-Hughes - Star
Aaron Johnson - Star
Katie O'Brien - Co-Star
Philip O'Sullivan - Co-Star
James Greene - Co-Star
Bronagh Gallagher - Co-Star
Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Co-Star
Serena Brabazon - Co-Star
Dolores Mullally - Co-Star
Bonnie McCormack - Co-Star
Judy Donovan - Co-Star
Emerald Fennell - Co-Star
Katie Long - Co-Star
Rhys Burke - Co-Star
Lauren Kinsella - Co-Star
Katie Ann McDonough - Co-Star
Kathleen Warner - Co-Star
Cate MacGabhann - Co-Star
Antoinette Healy - Co-Star
Annie Starke - Co-Star
Cathy White - Co-Star
Malcolm Blacow - Co-Star
Lily Melcher - Co-Star
Lucie Melcher - Co-Star
Raul Riva - Co-Star
Juno - Co-Star
Maria Doyle Kennedy - Co-Star
Jonathan Rhys-Myers - Co-Star
Kenneth Collard - Co-Star
Mark Doherty - Co-Star
Michael McElhatton - Co-Star
Mark Williams - Co-Star
Daniel Costello - Co-Star
Phyllida Law - Co-Star
John Light - Co-Star
Pauline Collins - Co-Star
Glenn Close - Screenwriter
Martin Stephens - Camera Operator
Matthew W. Mungle - Special Makeup Effects
Gabrialla Prekop - Screenwriter
István Szabó - Story
Susie Cullen - Supervising Art Director
George Moore - Source Writer
Michael McDonough - Director of Photography
Lyn Johnston - Makeup Designer
Lyn Johnston - Special Makeup Effects
Team FX - Special Effects
Joe Condren - Stunt Coordinator
Martial Corneville - Makeup
Lorraine Glynn - Hairstylist
John McKeown - Assistant Director
Jenny Oman - Set Decorator
Brian Byrne - Composer
Niall Brady - Sound
John Banville - Screenwriter
Patrick Redmond - Photography
Clare Lambe - Makeup
Belinda Murphy - Choreographer
Angeline Ball - Co-Star
Rodrigo García - Director
Technical Info
UPC 00031398151517
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 113 minutes
Widescreen, English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, Digital Audio
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Video Format Blu-Ray

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