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Movie Review – Stan & Ollie (2018)

Stan & Ollie, 2018.

Directed by Jon S. Baird.

Starring John C Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda and Rufus Jones.

Synopsis:

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 grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

It’s enormously refreshing amid the current awards season circus to simply sit down with a gently enjoyable movie which hasn’t had heaps of superlatives or hyperbole piled on top of it. And while Stan & Ollie certainly isn’t a Best Picture Oscar contender by any means, it is an affably straight-forward, heartfelt biopic which sheds light on one of pop-culture’s most iconic duos.

Following a brief prologue set during their much-vaunted heyday in 1937, the film leaps forward to their twilight years in the early 50s, as they undertake a tour of the U.

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