Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review: Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs
Dir. Rodrigo Garcia
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: M15+
Running Time: 109mins

“Sing to me softly / your tales of woe,” wails Sinead O’Connor in the theme song to Albert Nobbs. It’s a particularly significant lyric from the song that plays over the credits of this drab affair that gently whispers its tale of never-ending woe amid a sea of grey and tweed. Director Rodrigo Garcia has made an unadventurous film that has only the smallest of fires in its belly. Albert Nobbs barely registers on any level whatsoever, with its potentially fascinating subject matter blunted by an adaptation that has taken its protagonist’s buttoned-up personality to heart and been sapped of life and character.

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I mean, really. Good grief, could this movie be any more bland?

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