Win coming-of-age drama Albatross on DVD


Albatross is a fresh, modern-day coming-of-age tale about 17-year-old Emelia (Jessica Brown Findlay), who is a force of nature that bursts into the lives of the dysfunctional Fischer family when she is hired to work in their guest house in a sleepy south coast town.

Beth Fischer (Felicity Jones), also 17, is cramming for her A-Levels in a desperate bid to escape to university, whilst dad Jonathan (Sebastian Koch), once a best-selling author, is suffering from writer’s block much to the annoyance of frustrated mum Joa (Julia Ormond) who runs the hotel and laments the promising acting career she once left behind.

Aspiring writer Emelia has been brought up by her grandparents and is under the impression that she is the great granddaughter of renowned novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Jonathan sees promise in Emelia and begins to tutor her, as Beth becomes enamoured with her forthright friend and decides to take her along on a visit to Oxford University – with hilariously raucous results.

As Emelia’s confidence and free-spirit help Beth learn to enjoy life beyond, Emelia too is inspired by Beth’s determination to focus and she begins to see a way to break through her self-destructive  tendencies.  However, when Emelia and Jonathan begin an illicit affair, the girls’ friendship is threatened.

Can Emelia escape the ties of small town existence and free herself of the albatross around her neck?

To celebrate the movie’s DVD release (6 February), we have three copies to give away, courtesy of Entertainment One. All you need to do is tell us who is your all-time favourite destructive and/or troubled movie character and why.

Simply leave a comment below (click here if you don’t see the comment box), remember to motivate your answer, and you could be one of the three winners.

This competition closes at 4pm on 14 February 2012.

Jessica Brown Findlay’s spunky seaside rebel comes of age…Read Movie Talk’s review!