Stan & Ollie Review

Stan & Ollie Review
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★★★★½

Stan & Ollie is directed by Jon S. Baird and stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are the world’s greatest comedy duo, and this movie takes place when the two go on a tour of Britain during 1953, 16 years after they had split-up.

First, may I say that everyone does an amazing job in their roles. The best performance was from John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy. He fully embodies Hardy and does an impressive job in with all the makeup that is put on him. This movie has Reilly at his best!

My two problems with this movie are that the pacing is a bit over-the-place at times. It would halt to a stop a couple of scenes before the end, but it continued to go on. Also, the movie was a bit predictable and safe. I knew what the final scene was going to be from the moment I stepped foot in the cinema. Not saying that I didn’t like the ending, it’s probably the best ending to a 2019 film that I’ve seen, it was that I had seen the same type of ending in Bohemian Rhapsody.

This film tells the story of friendship and the extreme lengths you’d go to so you can do the thing that you love most. I left the theatre crying due to the final scene  so well-acted. The shots told the story without using any words. It was pure emotion and I couldn’t hold it in. This was way better than expected. I love this movie and so far, is the best 2019 film that I’ve seen. Please go see this movie at your local cinema.


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