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Tolkien (2019)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, War | 10 May 2019 (USA)
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The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... J.R.R. Tolkien
Al Bollands Al Bollands ... First Soldier
Kallum Tolkien Kallum Tolkien ... Second Soldier
Craig Roberts ... Private Sam Hodges
Harry Gilby ... J.R.R. Tolkien (Young)
Colm Meaney ... Father Francis
Laura Donnelly ... Mabel Tolkien
Guillermo Bedward ... Hilary Tolkien (Young)
Nia Gwynne ... Bronwen
Pam Ferris ... Mrs. Faulkner
Adrian Schiller ... English Master
Albie Marber Albie Marber ... Robert Gilson (Young)
Ty Tennant ... Christopher Wiseman (Young)
Adam Bregman Adam Bregman ... Geoffrey Smith (Young)
Tony Nash ... Mackintosh
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Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the "fellowship" apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Taglines:

A Life of Love, Courage, and Fellowship

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tolkien See more »

Filming Locations:

Liverpool, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,200,537, 12 May 2019

Gross USA:

$4,535,154

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,776,413
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is Lily Collins's second biographical drama to be released in the United Kingdom on May 3rd, 2019. The first was Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019). See more »

Goofs

The priest uses the term "home-schooled" but Webster's dictionary says this term was first used in 1980. See more »

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J.R.R. Tolkien: Hobbit
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Gentle, honest and touching telling of Tolkien's life
4 May 2019 | by Fudge-3See all my reviews

Tolkien recounts the defining people and moments of the author's life.

Since the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies interest has increased in Tolkien himself. While this film is no adventure it is both funny and touching as the subject evolves like one of the characters in his stories. This is interesting and I did enjoy it.

I'd have preferred it if the timeline had stretched a little bit further and covered more of his life than it does. The flash-forwards were well done up to that point.

I liked, 'Get off the lawn!'


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