Albatross is a wildly uneven film that ultimately isn’t very good, although it has lots of great elements: Lady Sybil wearing pants, but mostly skirts, and rebelling in a crappy little seashore town, striking up a quick friendship with Felicity Jones (girl crush material. Love her!), who’s a grind bound for Oxford. Even though it’s set in a delicious dilapidated town by the sea, there’s no real sense of place and of who the people are from this town, and that’s part of what sinks the film, besides the fact that there’s a father and an affair - bad girls, daddy issues, duh - and scenes that needed tension had no tension. There is a scene where a secret leaks out into the open, and it’s a masterclass in terrible staging and general apathy.
I wanted to like it quite a bit. (I love Wish You Were Here.) But imagine a whole film with the feelings conveyed in this one shot!