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.

Watch the official trailer for Tolkien

SearchlightPictures on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 released the trailer:
TOLKIEN | Trailer 2 | FOX Searchlight.

What is Tolkien about?

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.

Who's in the Tolkien cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of Tolkien.

Nicholas Hoult J.R.R. Tolkien
Lily Collins Edith Bratt the lifelong love and later wife of Tolkien
Colm Meaney Father Francis Morgan a Roman Catholic priest and former protege of Cardinal John Henry Newman
Derek Jacobi Professor Wright
Harry Gilby young J. R. R. Tolkien
Mimi Keene young Edith Bratt
Adam Bregman young Geoffrey Smith
Anthony Boyle Geoffrey Bache Smith an aspiring poet, and the closest of Tolkien's friends
Albie Marber young Robert Q. Gilson
Craig Roberts Private Sam Hodges an enlisted man
Patrick Gibson Robert Q. Gilson an outgoing and charismatic classmate of Tolkien's
Ty Tennant young Christopher Wiseman
Pam Ferris Mrs. Faulkner
Tom Glynn-Carney Christopher Wiseman an aspiring composer
Guillermo Bedward young Hilary Tolkien
Laura Donnelly Mabel Tolkien
James MacCallum Hilary Tolkien
Owen Teale Headmaster Gilson
Genevieve O'Reilly Mrs. Smith
Al Bollands First Soldier
Kallum Tolkien Second Soldier
Nia Gwynne Bronwen
Adrian Schiller English Master
Tony Nash Mackintosh
Michael Bryceson Goodson-Thomas
Andrew Bissell Rugby Coach
Sian Crisp Waitress
Antony Barlow Maรฎtre d' (as Antony Raymond Barlow)
David Puckridge Box Office Man
David Bromley Schoolmaster
Lara Maguire Rose
Holly Dempster Beryl
Jane Dixon-Rowland Mary
David Birkbeck Porter
Colin Burnie Professor #1 (as Colin Macdonald Burnie)
Andy Orchard Professor #2
Frank Kerr Drunken Student
Rob Rhys Bond Photographer
Joel Phillimore Lieutenant
John Bradfield Student
Mia Woods Priscilla Tolkien (Child)
Sienna Woods Priscilla Tolkien (Child)
Paul Gurcel Escudero Michael Tolkien (Child)
Harry Webster John Tolkien Jnr. (Child)
Jack Riley Christopher Tolkien (Child)
Kevin Zen Mr. Gandalf

When is Tolkien released in cinemas?

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..

What are Tolkien film specifications?

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.

What are critics and audiences saying about Tolkien?

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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