Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie: Directed by Jon S. Baird. With Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda. 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.

Much less polemic or fraud with conflict than I was expecting, “Stan & Ollie” is still a captivating story of how one of the greatest comedic duos fell apart due to bad expectations, money, bad heatlh, lack of money, marriage, and money problems. John C. Reilly disappeared completely into his character, and while I wasn’t overly familiar with Steve Coogan, he was pitch perfect as Stan Laurel.

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