Biography


Stan & Ollie


MPAA Rating:
PG
Genre:
Biography
Runtime:
97 mins
Stars:
John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Steve Coogan
Director:
Jon S. Baird

Content at a Glance

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Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

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none
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on-screen acts of romance
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infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
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inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
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graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

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none
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on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

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none
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occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
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historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
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continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
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drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
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Nudity

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none
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baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
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rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
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sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
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Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

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none
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mild-moderate with consequences
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moderate poor behavior
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moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
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extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
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Sex


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Language


one d** and one a**

Violence


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Drugs


historically accurate drinking and smoking

Nudity


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Trailer



Synopsis

The Dove Take

This truly heartwarming biopic is a treasure to enjoy, taking us into the audience and the lives of an iconic duo from times long gone by.


Movie Message

This story of Stan and Ollie is beautifully and artfully told, and the performances are fantastic. Steve Coogan's Laurel is convincing and mesmerizing; his physical expressions make us feel as though we've truly met the original. John C. Reilly's Hardy is strong and loving, and we see how, together, they are each other's rock and each other's joy. Laurel is the imagination engine fueling their endless gags and skits—the passionate performer who plays the bumble but stands on principle and would rather quit than cave. Hardy is the straight man, but also the fragile addict. And being part of the Laurel and Hardy audience, and their lives, feels like an emotional connection I didn't want to leave.

The film begins as the famous duo are adored around the world as comedy heroes, yet they are aging and hanging on to a schtick that is beloved, but ...well, aging. We become deeply involved with the state of their relationship as actors, as partners and inseparable friends. Their friendship has endured growing pains, professional betrayal and outlived several marriages between them, and through it all we are brought into the story as if we're in the room with them.

We don't see movies like this very often, so take the family and share a bit of important history that will also make your heart truly warm.

For Ages 12 And Over

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