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Stan & Ollie
BUY TICKETS 5pm Sunday 3 March
DIRECTOR Jon S Baird
CAST Steve Coogan, John C Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda
Steve Coogan and John C Reilly are perfect in this funny and tender tribute to Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act.
Another chance to see Steve Coogan and John C Reilly as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in this heart-warming story of what would become their triumphant farewell tour. Several years after their last film and despite the modesty of their bookings at seaside towns and music halls around Britain, their love of performing secures an enduring place in the hearts of the public as they head to their big London finale.
(2018 UK / Canada / USA 98 mins)
Like the comedy greats to whom this winningly warm film pays tribute, Jon S Baird’s affectionate drama balances humour and pathos, laughter and tears. Set in Laurel and Hardy’s twilight years, it’s more melancholy love story than slapstick showbiz reminiscence. Philomena co-writer Jeff Pope’s inventive script (inspired by AJ Marriot’s factual account of Stan and Ollie’s post-war British theatre tours) paints the performers as an odd couple, professionally joined at the hip yet sometimes separated at the heart. Superb headline performances from Steve Coogan and John C Reilly are matched by equally sparkling supporting turns from Nina Arianda and Shirley Henderson as Stan and Ollie’s combative wives, providing what an astute promoter dubs “two double acts for the price of one!” Mark Kermode, Observer
Nominated for three BAFTAs including Outstanding British Film and Best Actor (Steve Coogan).
BBFC advice: Contains mild bad language
Detailed advice from the BBFC (click on insight)
This film should be available in audio described format but this is subject to confirmation upon final testing prior to screenings. Please therefore contact the cinema prior to booking at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that audio description is available.