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Albatross (2011)

Not Rated | | 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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Jake
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Joa
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Policeman
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David Cann ...
Grumpy Man (as David Cahn)
Sheila Monaghan ...
Edna
Katie Overd ...
Posy
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Spotty Youth
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Chandra Ruegg ...
Waitress
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Granny
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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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Beautiful. smart. talented. trouble.

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Albatros  »

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Trivia

Writer Tamzin Rafn acknowledges Diablo Cody as an influence on her screenplay. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[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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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

MR. BIG STUFF
Written by Joseph Broussard, Carrol Washington and Ralph Williams
Performed by Jewel Bass
(c) Peermusic Ill, Ltd./Malaco Music Co. Inc./Caraljo Music
All rights on behalf of Malaco Music Co. and Caraljo Music
administered by Peermusic Ill, Ltd.
(p) Malaco Records
Licensed by Peer-Southern Productions, Inc. obo Malaco Records
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Albatross totally surprised me.
30 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film without any expectations, in the end, I got exactly what I wanted. Albatross might not be a masterpiece but it certainly has become one of my favorites. I wonder why Comedy isn't added in this film's genre 'cause I found most of the dialogues comical.

As everyone saying, there is no exaggeration about Jessica Brown Findlay's acting, she was adorable and the other characters including 12 year old and old guys acted very fine.

Humans make mistakes but realizing those and not repeating them is the important part. If you find someone feeling very low then you say any random thing just to cheer him up. Similarly, sometimes our parents lie to us too, not with the intention to hurt us but to inspire us and make us discover the hidden talents within. This is what I understood from the film.

So, I give this movie 10 out of 10 'cause I totally loved it.


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