The King’s Speech

The King's Speech

Last weekend C and I went and saw the King’s speech.  Okay, here’s the bottom line:  we LOVED it!  Go see this movie!

If you’ve been living under a rock, and still don’t know what this movie is about, Colin Firth plays King George VI (or Bertie, as his family calls him), a reluctant king that ascends to the throne just before the outbreak of WWII.   A life time stutterer, Bertie seeks out the help of a speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush.  The movie explores the beginning of what would become a lifelong relationship between the two men.

The frustration and anger that Colin Firth evokes is definitely felt and the degree to which Geoffrey Rush’s character deals with it is hilarious–he simply overlooks the tantrums and moves on–what a great lesson this is for all of us.

One thing I would have liked to see more of–the old decaying wall in Geoffrey’s office–oooooo man, so juicy, but I do love decay.  One thing I would have liked to see less of was Helena Bonham Carter.  I love her in her crazy roles, but started to find her just a little bit annoying as the dutiful wife.

I want to spend the rest of my days saying “oh….your majesty….”

Mango Rating:

C 9/10, K9/10

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