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Stan & Ollie

JON S Baird’s affectionate tribute to the genius of Laurel & Hardy is as heart-warming as it is tear-jerking – and a film that successfully ensures their legend will live on. It’s also marked out by two outstanding performances from Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, whose portrayal of the comedic duo is spot-on.

Avoiding the pitfalls of a more traditional biopic, Baird’s film opts to focus on the twilight of their career, when the triumphs were harder earned and the success story was far more bittersweet. But while tragic in places, his film deftly combines some of their classic humour with a genuinely involving human story that dares to peak below the bowler hats and take a look at the real men who wore them.

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