Stan & Ollie

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Stan & Ollie

#1 Post by McG » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:57 am

I saw this last night courtesy of my friend's Sky account.
I was looking forward to the film having seen a trailer but had not made any research about the film.
What a mistake . . . the film was not as I expected. I expected it to be their coming together and moving in to their older age . . . however the film is primarily about their final years.
Acting wise, John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy and Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel were good as the aging Laurel & Hardy. A number of their past problems were touched on in the film including why they were trying to resurrect their career.
The film was slow and in many ways sad. 2 people walked out of the screening.
I would find it difficult to recommend the film to friends . . . it was ok as a freebie but I wouldn't have liked to have pa*d for it.
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#2 Post by tonethestone » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:42 pm

Enjoyed this, v well acted, love both the leads especially J C Reilly who is a hugely underrated comedic actor. Not sure it warrants the 93% RT score, but was enjoyable. 3/5.
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#3 Post by RandomHajile » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:06 am

this was a surprise, great movie, am glad the critics are on point for once.
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#4 Post by Neil » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:50 am

I really wanted to like this film but would much rather have watched one of their shorts. Should have been much funnier than it was. And I believe on this tour they were mobbed and still hugely popular.
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#5 Post by LJC » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:01 pm

I was really looking forward to seeing this film and saw it last week , and really enjoyed it . Great portraits by Steve Coogan and John. C Reilly . Very gentle film about the comedy duos final tour of Britain . It portrayed the tours gathering momentum , culminating in a sold out west end run . This followed by Laurel and Hardys’ Retirement . I have recommended it to friends . 7/10 .

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#6 Post by Remotej » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:43 pm

I was in tears at the end. Really enjoyed it - very touching. I agree was slow in places but a good movie none the less. Learnt new things about the pair and enjoyed the old London scenes.

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#7 Post by raj101 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:44 am

bit self indulgent and slow, but sad nonetheless. Was sat near the Sheridan Smith fan club who roared with laughter everytime she spoke which got grating.

Not really for me, more for fans. The two actors did great impersonations, more so Reilly who was basically a clone or Hardy.

2 stars. Sorry Ollie.
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Re: Stan & Ollie

#8 Post by The Sparrow » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:04 pm

raj101 wrote:bit self indulgent and slow, but sad nonetheless. Was sat near the Sheridan Smith fan club who roared with laughter everytime she spoke which got grating.

Not really for me, more for fans. The two actors did great impersonations, more so Reilly who was basically a clone or Hardy.

2 stars. Sorry Ollie.
What part did Sheridan Smith play??
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Re: Stan & Ollie

#9 Post by raj101 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:35 pm

The Sparrow wrote:
raj101 wrote:bit self indulgent and slow, but sad nonetheless. Was sat near the Sheridan Smith fan club who roared with laughter everytime she spoke which got grating.

Not really for me, more for fans. The two actors did great impersonations, more so Reilly who was basically a clone or Hardy.

2 stars. Sorry Ollie.
What part did Sheridan Smith play??
the east euro wife i think. might be wrong on reflection, she was a bit tall for shez.


edit - no it wasnt her in high heels it was some other actress, thx Sparrow.
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Re: Stan & Ollie

#10 Post by seamo » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:15 am

Not really the tribute to L&H that I imagine those involved intended... decent performances all round, although I am rarely convinced by Steve Coogan,but, as others have said, slow moving and failed to hold my attention leading to glances at my watch and wondering if I would still make the pub post-cinema. You'll be pleased to know I did.

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