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Albatross (2011)

 -  Drama  -  14 October 2011 (UK)
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Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.

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Grumpy Man
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Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.

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When Emelia (Jessica Brown Findlay) goes to purchase liquor, the store clerk asked for proof that she was 18. Emelia merely showed her breasts and exclaimed: "There. Are these not the breasts of an 18 year old?" Findlay was 22 when she acted in this film. See more »

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When Emelia puts her top back down at the store, she is all of a sudden wearing a bra. See more »

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[first lines]
Joa: Are you alright? I'm taking Posy to an audition, so you're manning the front desk this morning.
Beth: I'm not, I'm revising.
Joa: It's writing. You can revise on the desk. You have to give people keys, Beth.
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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WISH YOU WELL
Written by Kirsty Almeida & Matthew Owens
Performed by Kirsty Almeida & The Troubadours
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of The Decca Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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It is likable, watchable, and has a kind of plot...
18 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are some characters in this film, there really are, and they are all so very different, and, at the same time, very alike. Emilia, at times quite brilliantly played by Jessica Brown Findlay, is the superficially confident teen who commands the scene and will not be put down easily. Beth, well played by Felicity Jones, is the girl who likes the rebel instinct of Emilia, but is waiting on a place at Oxford. The two girls, and their families, live in a fictitious English south coast town. Beth's parents own a hotel/guest house proceeds from the only book her father has successfully authored. There is much friction between Beth's parents.

The plot develops around the friendship between Emilia and Beth, and then between Emilia and Beth's father, and takes us down a number of diversionary routes until we get to the revelations that make the story tie up its loose ends.

Not entirely satisfactory or convincing as a film but it has some promising acting from its younger stars. Well worth a rental.


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