Meek and soft spoken, Albert Nobbs goes through life with her eyes always averted, never challenging others. And no, 'her' was not a typo. Albert Nobbs is unquestionably a woman. Set in Dublin in the late 1800s, the film follows Nobbs (Glenn Close), a lonely houseman, working (and living) in the upscale Morrison Hotel.
Abner Meecham (Hal Holbrook) has seen better days. At the age of 80, having lost his wife and unable to care for himself, his son has placed him in the care of old-age home. Suffering within the system and determined to spend his final days elsewhere, he packs his bags and leaves destined for his old home, a family farm just outside the city limits.