The casting’s a tad unconventional — Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Laurel & Hardy?
But OK. Reilly the great dons the padding and Coogan loses a little weight and takes on the light, thin voice of Stan.
The setting — a farewell tour for the legendary and at this time estranged silent comics, with Ollie in failing health and Stan having moved on from their partnership.
Maybe it didn’t live up to the Oscar bait potential Sony Pictures Classics saw in it. I’ve still been dying to see this. “Stan & Ollie” rolls out wide Jan. 25.