The untold story of the world’s greatest comedy act.
Jon S. Baird’s wonderful and affecting film follows legendary comedy duo Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) as they embark on a tour of Britain and Ireland in 1953. Initial poor attendances force them to contemplate the uncomfortable truth that their once global popularity is a thing of the past, but as the tour progresses, a little of the old magic returns to the stage.
The palpable chemistry between Reilly and the vastly underrated Coogan is evident from the off, and admirable prosthetics and obvious intense character studies lift their performances to the level of Streep’s Thatcher and Oldman’s Churchill. This emotional portrayal of the comedic geniuses’ twilight years will leave the viewer with no doubt as to what made the two men in bowler hats so very special. Highly recommended.
Release Date: June 19, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson
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