Academy Awards 2012: Albert Nobbs

Well this movie received three nominations; Best Actress (Glenn Close), Best Supporting Actress (Janet McTeer), and Best Achievement in Makeup.

I have to share that I pushed back when I learned from Deana that we were going to see this movie last night.  I mean, on our official Academy Award Need to See list, this ranked much lower than others.  It wasn’t even a Best Picture contender!  So I was not overly thrilled.  That sentiment went well into the credits leading up to the main show.  And I will admit that I held onto my stubbornness well into it.

The summary of this movie is “Glenn Close plays a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.”

This movie had a compelling story and the acting from Glenn Close and Janet McTeer were very good.  I had to relent to these facts as the movie continued, and the reality of the storyline and conflicts of real life that were portrayed were very moving.  I would recommend you seeing this film, especially if you’re interested in historical social issues and the lengths humans will go to survive.

BUT, I am nowhere close to saying either will walk away with an Oscar.  I was not moved hugely by this film, and though it was thought provoking, it didn’t invade my brain like the others have.  I do rate it higher than Money Ball at this point, but that’s about it.

I know it’s early in the process, and perhaps my stubbornness is still there, but we shall see once I see more movies.

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