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Tolkien (2019)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History | 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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A Life of Love, Courage, and Fellowship


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

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Country:

USA

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:

$9,090,040
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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

Tolkien's mother took them to Birmingham when he was 3, not the age he is in beginning, and he live in or about Birmingham all though his schooling years. See more »

Quotes

J.R.R. Tolkien (Young): It's Keen, sir.
English Master: What?
J.R.R. Tolkien (Young): It's pronounced Tolkeen, sir. Not Tol-Kine.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 30 April 2019 (2019) See more »

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A beautiful and moving film
5 May 2019 | by alever-46823See all my reviews

I am a huge Tolkien fan and after reading some of the critics reviews I was a bit wary of seeing this film. I do not know which film the "critics" have seen but from their conclusions I do not recognise this film. I have literally just left the cinema, I found it so moving that I found myself in floods of tears. Beautifully acted, and set against the backdrop of WW1 the sense of loss and the harrowing reality of what war is came across in such depth. I loved the focus on language and the weight it can carry, It made me feel that words are in their own right living creatures. This is one of the few films that has not just entered my brain but is also in my heart. Please go and see this film whether you are a Tolkien fan or not, it is truly captivating.


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