6.3/10
4,931
16 user 45 critic

Albatross (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 October 2011 (UK)
Trailer
1:49 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Niall MacCormick

Writer:

Tamzin Rafn (screenplay)
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Breathe In (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.

Director: Drake Doremus
Stars: Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce, Mackenzie Davis
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

Director: Simon Aboud
Stars: Mia Farkasovska, Jessica Brown Findlay, Anna Chancellor
Like Crazy (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.

Director: Drake Doremus
Stars: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence
Winter's Tale (2014)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Director: Akiva Goldsman
Stars: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Director: Ralph Fiennes
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas
Hysteria (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Director: Tanya Wexler
Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce
Chalet Girl (2011)
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Former skateboard champion Kim wants to make more money after her mother's tragic death. She joins the elite posh servicing company, which sends her off to Austria.

Director: Phil Traill
Stars: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Bill Nighy
Chéri (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates
Hero V (2018)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An isolated young boy and a decaying old film star are brought together by their shared love of the silver screen - and for a brief moment its magic seeps into their lives.

Director: Freddie Fox
Stars: Charles Dance, Harper Gray, James Norton
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Michiel Huisman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Emelia
Harry Treadaway ... Jake
Josef Altin ... Dave
Felicity Jones ... Beth
Julia Ormond ... Joa
Justin Edwards ... Policeman
Sebastian Koch ... Jonathan
David Cann David Cann ... Grumpy Man (as David Cahn)
Sheila Monaghan Sheila Monaghan ... Edna
Katie Overd Katie Overd ... Posy
Billy Seymour ... Spotty Youth
Alexis Zegerman ... Manageress
Chandra Ruegg Chandra Ruegg ... Waitress
Marie-France Alvarez Marie-France Alvarez ... Female Customer
Hazel Douglas ... Granny
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Beautiful. smart. talented. trouble.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Albatros See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglas, Isle of Man See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,992
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

BUTTERFLIES
Written by Kirsty Almeida
Performed by Kirsty Almeida & The Troubadours
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of The Decca Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It is likable, watchable, and has a kind of plot...
18 September 2012 | by perkypopsSee 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.


10 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed