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Movie Review: The King’s Speech March 7, 2011

Posted by shwaldman in Politics, Society.
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Netflix Synopsis: Britain’s King George VI (Colin Firth) struggles with an embarrassing stutter for years until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) in this biographical drama that chalked up multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Logue’s pioneering treatment and unlikely friendship give the royal leader a sense of confidence that serves him and his country well during the dark days of World War II.

I am not sure much more I can say about this movie. We just saw this past weekend, after listening to all the hype about it for the Oscar nominations and awards. All I can say is that this movie deserved the critical acclaim. This is a period piece (from the 1930s) that felt much more relate-able than most others. Colin Firth was phenomenal as was Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. The film products a real sympathy and insights into what the prince and then king was going through. It also provided some interesting tidbits of facts about studdering and stammering. Enjoy!

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