The King's Speech (PG-13 version)
A modified version of the Oscar-winning movie so that it would receive a PG-13 rating for its (reduced) language. View more >
Starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce... View more >
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A solid "B-." The film is about an non-certified speech teacher who coaches Price Albert, who becomes George VI. Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush do a very good job. The film drags a bit. It's enlightening to see how the Royal Family, even with a life of privilege, have to deal with their own problems in private while fulfilling the country's expectations.
This movie serves as a history lesson of England in the 1930's. We need more movies about history. Colin firth plays the future King George Vi who is struggling with speech impediment who gets help from a citzen who can help him. He is played by Geoffrey Rush. Both gave brilliant performances. I love this movie a lot because like last year's "The Young Victoria," this movie makes you feel that you're living the 1930's and the days before World War 2. This is a great movie. Expect lots of Oscar nomninations.
I enjoyed this movie very much. I was surprised to see people talking to each other as we were leaving the theatre how good this movie is and how come Hollywood does not make more movies like that without all the special effects etc. Finally a good movie for adults and seniors.
I liked this movie for its performances by Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth, and also for the storyline. Because of the fine performances, you become invested in the characters, and you want to see "Bertie" succeed in his goal, and you want to see Logue succeed as well.
For those concerned by the R rating, it's only for language. As part of his therapy, Firth's character must launch into a litany of curse words, and once you get too many F words, you get an R rating from the MPAA. While a small child would be offended by this (a small child would be bored during a movie like this anyway, so leave the small children home), there is nothing in this movie that would concern anyone over 11 or 12 years old.
Is it "Best Picture" material? Probably not, but the Academy thought enough of it to give it a nomination. It's well worth seeing, but I don't know that I would put it at the very top of a "Best of 2010" list.
Very enjoyable. Hubby and I were both skeptical but were happy we went.
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