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Stan and Ollie Rated PG

Stan and Ollie

Dir. Jon S. Baird. UK/USA, 2019. 1h 38m. Starring John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones.

Focussing on Laurel & Hardy’s troubled and sparsely attended variety hall tour of Britain in the early 1950s, this sweet and sad film pays a wonderfully funny tribute to two legends of cinema. Brilliant performances by Steve Coogan and John C Reilly enliven the biopic which acts as a touching look at the burdens and blessings of their creative bond. Nominated for three BAFTAs, including Best Actor (Steve Coogan).

‘It is eccentric, sad and stirring to the core. Oh yes - and incredibly funny, too.’ ★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

‘It's a love song played in a minor key, and it leaves an unexpectedly lingering impression.’ ★★★★ Philip De Seelyen, Time Out