‘Stan and Ollie’ Review: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly Resurrect Laurel and Hardy for a Melancholy Send-Off
Posted on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Eventually, time comes to claim everyone – even world-famous comedians. Mercifully never dipping into maudlin sad clown territory, Jon S. Baird’s melancholy Stan and Ollie tracks the waning days of the great stage and screen comic duo Laurel and Hardy. Avoiding tedious biopic tropes that focus on how well-known people rose to fame, Stan and Ollie is instead more interested in endings. It’s a film about saying goodbye.