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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The King's Speech

The King’s Speech is a wonderful, heartwarming movie. Yes, I know some might be less than sympathetic to the notion that the King of Great Britain and Emperor of India and points in all directions, would have a serious problem with a speech impediment such as stammering. I mean, how tough can it be if your King, and have a beautiful Queen and two darling daughters? Well, think about it. We’re all human, king or not.
Really, if you’re an embarrassment to your parents and yourself, even a patient and super supportive wife might not be enough.
The Duke of York never expects to become King until his brother decides to marry a twice divorced American, who has had previous "experience" in China and the job falls in his lap. Then, there is Hitler looming on the horizon. And all previous attempts to "cure" his affliction have failed. That is, until his wife makes an appointment for him to seek help from a specialist, who doesn’t even have proper credentials. The plot is set..... and the movie is actually great. It’s a rare thing these days to see a real "adult" movie. That’s adult in the best sense of the word. Characterizations that ring true to the circumstances. Relationships that exist, change and develop in plausible ways. No gratuitous sex or violence. Leaving the theater and saying "that was a great movie." I liked it.

5 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

I can't wait to see it but since the closest theater is a three hour round trip, I have it saved on Netflix. I have yet to read a thumbs down review.

Farmchick said...

I am looking forward to seeing this movie. I also have it saved on Netflix!

L. D. Burgus said...

I am excited to go see it.

Catherine said...

sigh.... Colin Firth..... so enjoyable....

Oh... I'm sorry... were you saying something??? ;)

Looking forward to seeing the movie!
xo Catherine

PC said...

I've been looking forward to seeing this one for quite a while now, but it isn't playing locally. There's always Netflix.