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AlbatrossBeth (Felicity Jones), a bookish teenager, becomes friends with Emilia (Jessica Brown Findlay) and has an affair with the latter's father. And for sure, that relationship threatens to have devastating consequences.Genre: DramaCountry: United KingdomDuration: 90 minQuality: SDRelease: 2011IMDb: 6.4
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Characters of "Albatross"
Directors of "Albatross"Niall MacCormick
Creators of "Albatross"Tamzin Rafn
Critic Reviews of "Albatross"New York TimesJanuary 12, 2012
Charmingly low-key, the British coming-of-age drama "Albatross" offsets slack plotting with creative casting and sensitive performances.NPRJanuary 12, 2012
The lack of subtlety makes the story's familiar beats only more obvious.TIME MagazineJanuary 12, 2012
The performances are compelling (although Jones is underused) but the thin narrative is less instructive of the strange way female friendships operate than of the way stories get recycled.Village VoiceJanuary 10, 2012
Albatross shifts from indie fairy tale to farce, only to accept its fate as a coming-of-age melodrama.Time OutJanuary 10, 2012
Innocence is lost -- as well as 90 minutes of your precious, precious time.BrianOrndorf.comFebruary 29, 2012
There are dimensions to Emelia that are welcome, but often rudely condensed by director Niall McCormick, who burns through the picture in 85 minutes, never lingering long enough on domestic tension or behavioral awareness.The SkinnyJanuary 26, 2012
A serving of teenage angst with a side order of syrup which, like the films of John Hughes, treats both characters and audience with respect and affection.Cinemalogue.comJanuary 20, 2012
Newcomer Brown Findlay brings some laughs and energy to an otherwise predictable tale of family strife that is modestly compelling but ultimately forgettable.Slant MagazineJanuary 08, 2012
Yes, the title of Albatross is a metaphor. In fact, the eponymous bird shows up not as a figurative chokehold around the neck of simply one character, but at least three.Shadows on the WallOctober 20, 2011
Beautifully filmed and acted, but lacking a central perspective.Birmingham PostOctober 19, 2011
German star Koch (The Lives of Others) has a Burton-lite intensity, with Julia Ormond well cast as his wife and Beth's mother.Empire MagazineOctober 18, 2011
A startling performace from Findlay doesn't quite make up for a disappointing third act.
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