Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The King's Speech (2010)


After his brother, King Edward VIII, relinquishes his position as king of England, King George VI becomes the symbol for Great Britain during the Second World War. The only problem is… he has a stammer in his speech. Now, when Britain needs someone with a strong voice to guide them through the war, King George’s wife and queen finds an unorthodox speech theorist by the name of Lionel Logue. Lionel not only makes an effort to cure King George VI of his stammer but also listen to him as a friend. I found myself captivated by the story of these two friends who grew up on different sides of the tracks. It’s a beautifully shot film with amazing performances by Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth. It’s a strange and rarely told story of what it means to be a King and what it means to be a National icon. It’s a highly recommended movie to anybody who loves inspirational dramas.

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