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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.

Director:

Niall MacCormick

Writer:

Tamzin Rafn (screenplay)
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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 Billy Seymour ... Spotty Youth
Alexis Zegerman ... Manageress
Chandra Ruegg Chandra Ruegg ... Waitress
Marie-France Alvarez ... Female Customer
Hazel Douglas ... Granny
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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.

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Beautiful. smart. talented. trouble.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CinemaNX,Isle of Man Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tamzin Rafn based her screenplay on her experiences as a precocious teenager growing up in the small seaside town of Worthing. 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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Predictable and without insight
9 February 2018 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

'Albatross' tells the story of a dysfunctional family (living in the Isle of Man) and all the cliches are on display: louche, middle-aged writer as a father; sympathetic, intelligent daughter; troubled, troublesome and sexy daughter's best friend; younger child with the knack of saying inappropriate things; mother-turned-harridan by the stresses of keepinng them all together. The soundtrack is obvious and plodding, too, and while the gorgeous Manx landscape is attractively filmed, I'm a bit baffled by the fact that characters apparently leave the island not by ferry or air, but by road. The ending is also bizarre, the "best friend" has supposedly wanted to be a writer, but having done nothing to encourage us to take that ambition seriously, the film suddenly asks it to serve as the crux of the its dramatic climax. Sadly, I've seen more offensive and incompetant movies, I've seen few with less orginality.


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