STAN AND OLLIE
Review: Stan and Ollie, the world’s most famous comedy duo, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953.
Director: Jon S. Baird
Actors: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Danny Huston, Joseph Balderrama, John Henshaw, Stewart Alexander, Toby Sedgwick, Rebecca Yeo and Stephanie Hyam
Genre: Biography, Comedy and Drama
This film is dedicated to the memory of Lois Laurel, Stan Laurel’s daughter, who died in 2017. A very enjoyable film. This is a film that will have you laughing out loud and also has some really sad scenes in as well. Always on a film that is based on a true story it has some other information at the end about the real people. What this information said I found to be the most moving, upsetting and the most powerful bit in the whole film. Both Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly were fantastic. They both must have studied Stan and Ollie inside out. It was just like watching the comedy duo and not Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly. Both actors work extraordinary well together. Apparently there is a Laurel & Hardy museum, which contains many artefacts of Stan Laurel’s career, which is actually located in his birthplace, Ulverston, Cumbria. Laurel occasionally dropped by to visit his parents. When he and Oliver Hardy visited the town as part of their 1953 UK tour, a huge crowd welcomed them. A bronze statue of Laurel & Hardy is outside the town hall in Ulverston.
Stan and Ollie
STAN AND OLLIE