Stan & Ollie
concession £7, members £6.50
Length: 98 mins
Director: Jon S. Baird
Cast: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson
It’s 1953 and Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have legend status. But, with their last film years behind them, legends still need to pay the bills, so they head out on a tour of theatres in the UK, headlining from Glasgow to Newcastle. But old frictions reemerge, audiences dwindle and Hardy’s health takes a turn for the worse. Somehow, the old magic returns and we see the comedy masterminds regain their former glory.
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are uncanny in the title roles, nailing their onstage antics and adding great depth to their offscreen personas. A true insight into a golden age of stardom.
“Coogan and Reilly’s performances are among the best either has ever given. This film, which pays wonderfully funny tribute to two comic legends, richly deserves them.” – Empire Online
” A pleasure from the first scene to the last.” ★★★★ – BBC
“At its funniest, with the duo on fire in front of an audience, it provokes a wistful longing for a finely honed comic art now only encountered on film.”– BFI