Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Derek Jacobi and Colm Meaney help bring the story of the young man who created the stories that have riveted readers worldwide for decades. 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. This ravishing production has both the sweep of Lord of the Rings and the acutely observed wit and care of a fine British film. PG-13.