All the requisite quirky shenanigans occur in Albatross, when a troubled teen (Jessica Brown Findlay) starts working at a British seaside inn run by an author (Sebastian Koch), his brittle wife (Julia Ormond), and their bookish daughter (Felicity Jones). Trite lessons are learned. Plotlines play out in familiar arcs. A few blips of sex and drug use aim to make the movie feel more grown-up. Instead, they make it off-limits to the only age group likely to find any charm in its smug Britcom cutesiness. (Available on VOD) C-
ALBATROSS Jessica Brown-Findlay and Felicity Jones (Cinema NX)
Starring: Jessica Brown Findlay, Felicity Jones, Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond; Runtime (in minutes): 90
Posted January 28 2012 — 12:00 AM EST
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