In 1953, Stan Laurel and Oliver “Babe” Hardy set off for a theater tour in England. Sixteen years had passed since the golden moment of their Hollywood career and, even if millions of people still love them, television and cinema are threatening the cultural habit of going to the theater. Yet the two old stage mates still know how to have fun, and the tour becomes an opportunity for them to spend time together, even out of the set, as they had never done before, and to recognize their deep feeling of friendship.
Both Steve Coogan in the role of Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly in that of Oliver Hardy succeed in the task of reviving one of the greatest comic pairs in the history of cinema and television, in a biopic that is funny and nostalgic at the same time.
Jon S. Baird
Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Nina Arianda
Biografico, Commedia, Drammatico