Stan and Ollie | A Mini Review

Having introduced The Boy Child to the delights of Oliver and Hardy during our Northern Road Trip in the Summer of 2018, we were subsequently delighted to realise that their story was coming to the big screen.

Laurel & Hardy statue, Ulverston, South Lakeland

Stan and Ollie stars Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy and is set as their careers are beginning to fade. It appears to have received universal praise from the critics and it’s not hard to see why.

For me, the two best bits come towards the end of the film:

Ollie is in bed recovering from another heart attack and Stan visits him. So much is conveyed by the simple act of Stan getting into bed with Ollie and then placing his hand on top of Ollie’s.

Later, on the boat to Ireland, the pair are sitting together on the deck and reminiscing. Amid the laughter and chat, Ollie looks at Stan and says, “What would be my line here?”

Two peas: Laurel & Hardy Museum

The Boy Child absolutely loved Stan and Ollie and we couldn’t blame him. It’s superb family entertainment.

4 thoughts on “Stan and Ollie | A Mini Review

  1. It is nice that there are movies the whole family can go see together & better yet that they all enjoy together. I don’t know much of Laurel & Hardy, maybe this movie might up that.

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  2. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this film and it’s great that it is appealing to a generation who would not have heard of them before the film. We have tickets to the The Favourite in a week or so, maybe we need to make Stan and Ollie the next one on our list!

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