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STAN & OLLIE

Jon S. Baird | 2018 | 97 MINS
UK
Set in the 1950s when Laurel and Hardy were no longer superstars, this film is based on their tour of the UK and Ireland playing small theatres and venues when career wise their backs were up against the wall.

FROM 22 Aug

Date and Times

Mon 22 Aug
18:45
Studio

In Detail

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song: a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain. Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C Reilly as Oliver Hardy are uncanny in both in their appearance and in the depictions of the various sketches.

Despite the initial near desperation, they both triumph having a late flourish and showing they still had the ability and popularity. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) - a formidable double act in their own right - the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public. Funny and yet very poignant in parts it is a fine film, touching on personal things that happened between Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy recently revealed.

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