Albert Nobbs is about a woman in early 1900’s living as a man in Ireland.  Glenn Close plays the title role. The story is typical Victoria-England-style story.  Uptight Europeans servicing rich uptight Europeans.  This, of course, leads to a lot of unhappiness.

There are some amusing moments, but the best part is the idea of this cross dressing individual living in this very uptight world.  Along the way, Albert meets another woman also living as a man, but she is also married.  This opens up Albert’s world and he wonders how he could have a wife too.  Just as the movie starts exploring this theme, events conspire to send it in a slightly different direction.

Glenn Close and the cast are good and it’s pretty well paced.  The movie seems like it’s a missed opportunity, however.  Albert struggles with the concept of love, not just because he’s really a woman, but because he’s struggling with his own sexuality.  The movie seems to stop just short of asking the most interesting questions.

Over all, I give it 6 out of 10 keggers.  It’s not a bad rental.