June 19, 2012
Glenn Close and Janet McTeer give vastly credible performances as women disguised as men. The novel "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs" by George Moore has been a project of Ms. Close since she played the lost but dignified "Mr. Nobbs" off Broadway almost thirty years ago; she should be applauded for her tenacity and the actualization of her mission...
But I found the movie colossally problematic. It takes place in Dublin, Ireland in the late 19th century, in a refined, but frayed, Hotel. "Mr. Nobbs" (Ms. Close) is a diminutive, constrained waiter, so entrenched in her male masquerade, that the slightest aberration, untoward gesture could trigger a massive shattering of the vitrine she has entombed her shunned, stunted femininity ; her frigid rigidity is detrimental to the development of her character...
TWO & 1/2 STARS!!
***For full review please visit peneflix.com
found this review helpful.
- Was this helpful to you?