Stan & Ollie

The untold story of the world’s greatest comedy act.


Stan & Ollie
Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the spectre of Laurel and Hardy’s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

98 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Drug abuse).
Biographical, Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Danny Huston, Joseph Balderrama, John Henshaw
Director
Jon S. Baird
ScreenplayJeff Pope, from the book by 'A.J.' Marriot
Music Edit Rolfe Kent
CinematographyLaurie Rose
EditingÚna Ní Dhonghaíle, Billy Sneddon
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byEntertainment One, BBC Films, Baby Cow Films, Fable Pictures, Laurel and Hardy Feature Productions, Sonesta Films

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for some language, and for smoking
Runtime98
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
3
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
10 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
1
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
41 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
203 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconStan & Ollie pays tribute to a pair of beloved entertainers with an affectionate look behind the scenes -- and a moving look at the burdens and blessings of a creative bond.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconGentle, affectionate portrait of aging legendary comics.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconThey’re certainly fun to watch, but this is Coogan and Reilly’s show and the two make for believable flesh, blood, and soul representations of the real-life men both on stage (from what I recall) and off that (which I’m guessing is accurate in full or at least to some degree). While the scale of the story is small, that’s appropriate for this all-too-familiar tale of once mega-famous performers still out there, grinding away, even if their audiences and resultant fame are mere shadows of themselves.
13

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
66 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
1680 users
15
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
17
IMDB
18421 Netizens
15
The Movie DB
Community
14

Average .. 76%

15

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