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Year: 2019
Original Title: Tolkien
Length: 112 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama
Studios: Searchlight Pictures
Distributor: 20th Century Studios
Age rating: Suitable for 12 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: May 03 2019

United States: May 10 2019

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Ranking: 636 out of 16,123 movies (up 617)

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5.4 by 5 media

Plot

A biopic film focusing on the younger years of acclaimed writer, J.R.R Tolkien, the author that changed the history of fantasy fiction with 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'. The film spans much of the childhood and early adulthood of the writer, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, from his early years as an orphaned schoolboy with a penchant for linguistics to his experience as a young man fighting in the infamous and bloody Battle of the Somme in 1916, during the First World War. Tolkien, played as a young boy by Harry Gilby, is shown in a personal light, too, having received his love of mythology and lore from his mother, Mabel (Laura Donnelly) before she passed away, leaving her sons to become the wards of Father Frances Morgan (Colm Meaney). Morgan sends the boys to boarding school, where he meets Christopher Wiseman, Robert Gilson and Geoffrey Bache Smith. The four boys form the TCBS (Tea Club, Barrovian Society), giving Tolkien his first taste of a true "fellowship". The fellowship follows Tolkien to college (played by Nicholas Hoult), where he experiences love for the first time through Edith Bratt (Lily Collins) and also the harrowing ordeal of war which threatens to tear them apart. Directed by Dome Karukoski, 'Tolkien' is a homage to one of the best-loved writers in English literature.

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Cast Tolkien

Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult

J.R.R Tolkien

Lily Collins

Lily Collins

Edith Bratt

Colm Meaney

Colm Meaney

Father Francis Morgan

Anthony Boyle

Anthony Boyle

G.B. Smith

Patrick Gibson

Patrick Gibson

R.Q. Gilson

Tom Glynn-Carney

Tom Glynn-Carney

Christopher Wiseman

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Trivia Tolkien

Second film in which Nicholas Holt portrays an author, after being J.D. Salinger in 'Rebel in the Rye'.

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