Laurel and Hardy

Stan and Ollie streaming: Can you watch Stan and Ollie online? Is it legal?

STAN AND OLLIE stars Steve Coogan and John C Reilly star as the real-life comic duo Laurel and Hardy. Can you watch Stan and Ollie online? Is it legal?

Stan & Ollie has been receiving critical praise and fan fervour alike. The based-on-a-true-story film about entertainers Laurel and Hardy currently has a 93 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The critics’ consensus reads: “Stan & Ollie pays tribute to a pair of beloved entertainers with an affectionate look behind the scenes — and a moving look at the burdens and blessings of a creative bond.”

Can you watch Stan and Ollie online?

As of writing there is no available way to stream Stan and Ollie online.

Any site claiming to have the film up in full is illegal, so steer clear.

What streaming site the movie winds up on remains to be seen.

Stan and Ollie will be available for digital download on March 26, 2019.

Stan and Ollie

Stan and Ollie: The movie about Laurel & Hardy is not available to stream online (Image: Sony)

The movie will also be available on DVD on the same day.

Once Stan and Ollie is available for digital download, fans will be able to watch it at the click of a mouse.

But this kind of streaming is not the repeat kind we’re used to with Netflix.

Digital downloads from sites like iTunes and Amazon Video often only last 24 hours once you press play, if rented rather than bought.

Stan and Ollie

Stan and Ollie: Steve Coogan plays Stanley ‘Stan’ Laurel in the comedy bio-pic (Image: Sony)

Stan and Olie is still playing in cinemas around the UK.

The home entertainment editions come with plenty of bonus features.

On Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download, the bonus features include:

Making Stan & Ollie

Playful Prosthetics

The Dancing Duo

Q&A with Cast and Crew

Three Deleted Scenes

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Stan and Ollie: John C Reily plays Oliver ‘Ollie’ Hardy in Jon S Baird’s comedy bio-pic (Image: Sony)

The plot of Stan and Ollie reads: “Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953.

“Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future.

“As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans.

“The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the spectre of Laurel and Hardy’s past.

“The long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership.

“A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.”

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