Stan & Ollie (2019)
Laurel and Hardy, the world’s greatest comedy double act, now face an uncertain future as they leave their golden era behind. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953.
As the shows become more and more popular Stan and Ollie don’t quite manage to leave the past behind them as buried tension, and Hardy’s failing health, start to threaten the strength of their friendship.
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are ‘Stan & Ollie’ in this portrait of the most tender of relationships as the duo, who become aware that they may be approaching their swan song, try to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.
“Superb headline performances from Steve Coogan and John C Reilly” – Mark Kermode, The Guardian ★★★★
“A brilliantly crafted love letter to the greatest double act of all time” – NME ★★★★
“Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are a dream” – EMPIRE ★★★★