Tolkien is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Dome Karukoski.
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi, Harry Gilby, Mimi Keene, Adam Bregman, Anthony Boyle, Albie Marber, Craig Roberts and others.
SearchlightPictures on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 released the trailer:
TOLKIEN | Trailer 2 | FOX Searchlight.
As young children being raised by a single mother, J. R. R. Tolkien and his brother receive help from a local priest, Father (Colm Meaney) Francis, who must relocate them from their home to small apartments in Birmingham due to financial hardships. Their mother is supportive and loving, filling their minds with stories of adventure and mystery which she recites by the fireplace at night. She becomes ill, however, and one day upon returning home from school, Tolkien finds her slumped in her chair, dead. Father Francis becomes the boys' legal guardian, and eventually finds a kindly rich woman who agrees to take them in, providing them with room and board while they continue their childhood education. There, Tolkien meets Edith Bratt (Lily Collins), the woman's only other ward. Tolkien is impressed with Edith, whose piano playing he admires, and the two become friends.
At school, Tolkien immediately shows talent with languages, earning rough treatment from a rival classmate, Robert. When the two boys get into a fight, the headmaster - Robert's father - orders that they spend all of their time together for the remainder of the term. While both initially resent the assignment, Tolkien is soon accepted into Robert's small circle of friends, and the four - J. R. R., Robert, Geoffrey, and Christopher - form a close friendship, which grows with the years, even as they attend separate universities. Meanwhile, Tolkien continues his friendship with Edith, falling in love with her. Father Francis finds out about their relationship and recognizes that it is affecting Tolkien's grades, and so forbids him from pursuing her while under his guardianship. Tolkien is distraught, not wanting to lose the priest's financial support of his schooling. He relates the conversation to Edith, promising they will be able to be together when he reaches 21, the age of majority, but she instead ends the relationship.
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The film Tolkien was scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019 (United Kingdom), on May 10, 2019 (United States), on June 19, 2019 (France) and on June 20, 2019 (Germany) by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 20th Century Fox France, 20th Century Fox Argentina, 20th Century Fox Brazil, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Nordisk Film, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros..
The duration of the film is 112 minutes. With a budget of $20 million, the film grossed over $9 million.
The film Tolkien is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Tolkien got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 50/100. But the audience loves the film.
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