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 From:  Manthorp  
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Warm, elegaic homage. Coogan and (especially) Reilly, channel like Acorahs.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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I'm a big L&H fan, the preview looks promising, and I like Coogan and Reilly... I've yet to see a successful biopic, by which I mean one that transcends its material. Case in point, we just watched Mary Shelly.
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 From:  Manthorp  
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I've not seen Mary Shelley & wouldn't expect much of it - too easy to go down that camp gothy route.  I think the script of S&O was quite clever in starting when their careers were well into the wane. It allows nostalgia while still having a bit (a small bit) of an edge.

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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Well, Mary Shelley was a heroic but failed attempt to transcend its material. It emphatically did not go down the camp goth route, but played it safe as an intellectual/aristocratic soap in respectable (occasionally shabby) period costumes, and agreeably attractive actors. MrsD. and I felt it added nothing to interesting myths, despite earnest efforts to set them in stone.

Oh yeah, MrsD. saw Stan & Ollie at the cinema, and quite liked it.
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 From:  Manthorp  
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42332.5 In reply to 42332.4 
It doesn't warrant much more than quite liking it, but that's enough for me these days. And, as I say, John C Reilly's Ollie is a cracking good turn. 

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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Never seen him turn in a bad performance. He's great in Sisters Brothers.
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 From:  milko  
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ohh, Sisters Brothers is where I knew him from. 

I watched S&O on Saturday evening, it was indeed: alright. I guess there's not a whole heap of things for them to say and do without inventing a whole new backstory. 
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