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Stan and Ollie reviews: What do critics say about Steve Coogan and John C Reilly comedy?

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STAN & OLLIE - 'MAKING OF' Featurette [HD] Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly

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T his sweet, sad film is about a little-known final chapter in the lives of comedy legends Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. In , at a low point professionally, out of fashion in the United States, their relationship under stress and needing money, they took on a British tour, sometimes to painfully sparse audiences. Well, here were film stars dying night after night in Newcastle, Glasgow and Worthing. It has a persuasive feel for this twilight of the comedy gods. These portraits are detailed, closely observed labours of love, especially as Coogan and Reilly had to nail both the screen personae and also fabricate a subtler, more naturalistic account for the off-stage versions.

The synopsis of the movie follows the story of Laurel and Hardy, the world's greatest comedy team who face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can't quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy's failing health start to threaten their precious partnership. It's a little disappointing to see a film whose tight focus seems tailor-made to free it from the constraints of the genre colour so vehemently inside the lines. Reilly and Coogan dig into this old-school style, whistling a happy tune, dancing at a saloon, peeling a hard-boiled egg. Steve Coogan and John C Reilly deliver dynamite performances that capture the expressions and physicality of the star comedians without ever descending into caricature. It is simply terrific - an understated but smartly told crowd-pleaser about the legendary comedy duo in their last act, with wonderful production value, a sharp and surprisingly poignant script and brilliant performances.

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Baird and written by Jeff Pope. Based on the later years of the lives of the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy , the film stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The film focuses on details of the comedy duo's personal relationship while relating how they embarked on a grueling music hall tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland during and struggled to get another film made. In , while making Way Out West , Stan Laurel refuses to renew his contract with Hal Roach , because Stan believes the studio and Roach himself are failing to financially recognize the global fame the pair enjoyed at that time. Oliver Hardy remains tied to Roach on a different contract and isn't let go, with the studio attempting to pair him up with Harry Langdon in the film Zenobia , and while Laurel and Hardy would soon get back together, Ollie's absence during a meeting with Fox results in them not being signed on by the studio, leaving Stan feeling betrayed and bitter for years.

Stan & Ollie

One of the screen's most versatile and woefully under-appreciated character actors, John C. Reilly has appeared in a series of films united only in their complete lack of similarity., Steve Coogan's inspired, off-the-cuff lead performance in 's Brit-rock biopic 24 Hour Party People had American critics heralding the arrival of a unique new talent -- but to U. Born into a working-class, Catholic family in Manchester, England, Coogan took to performance in his teens, and hit the standup scene soon thereafter.

Stan & Ollie review – melancholy twilight of comedy gods Laurel and Hardy






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