Expanding to wide release this week is a film industry-adjacent biopic that opened in just a few theaters a few weeks ago at the end of 2018. Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star in Stan Ollie, a look back at the twilight years of the famous comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. Set in the 1950s, the story follows the pair as they embark on a British music hall tour and attempt to put together their final film. Along the way, old resentments resurface and drive a wedge between them, even as they commit themselves to their public obligations on the tour. Critics say Stan Ollie is a worthy tribute to the legendary comedians, bolstered by strong performances from Coogan and Reilly and a script that treats the movie s core relationship thoughtfully and with tenderness.