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I thought this was an excellent film. As a history buff I loved the way history was brought to life. My only disappointment was that it was given an R rating for the language. I don't know what the limit for swear words is,but I wish they had been able to make the movie come in under the limit because I think there will be some who will not see the movie because of the rating (I was almost one of them). The acting was fantastic and both Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush should both get Oscars for the parts they played. I will buy the DVD as soon as it comes out.
I absolutely loved this film and I want to see it over and over again. I am so happy Colin Firth was acknowledged for his amazing portrayal of king George VI. I have always loved him as an actor and he blew me away in this movie. Colin was so relatable and warm, his performance is definitely worth an Oscar and I do believe Colin Firth will win. The cinematography was amazing and the costumes in the film were truly wonderful. Everything is good in this film and I enjoyed it very very much. This movie is about overcoming disability and it is about friendship, respect and conviction and the story is told beautifully through images and amazing dialogue. I recommend it highly, there is no way someone could not like this film.
Trapped in a job he did not want, George VI (Colin Firth) struggles to cope with his stuttering impediment. Tenderly supported by the Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) they use an unconventional lay Australian speech therapist(Geoffrey Rush) to somewhat come to terms with the problem. The film is the stuff of history: Edward VIII's selfish pursuit of Wallis Simpson : Hitlerism: the declaration of war featuring Neville Chamberlain and Churchill. The Archbishop of Canterbury (Derek Jacobi) has a brilliant cameo part. This is a 'must-see' performance masterfully acted and portrayed with great sensitivity Some of the audience even applauded.
I absolutely loved this film and will most definitely buy the DVD whenever it comes out. I am so glad that Colin Firth was recognized for his amazing performance and won a Golden Globe for the best actor. His performance was so warm and sympathetic and I rooted for George VI the whole time. I really hope he will get an Oscar for this role. Guy Pierce also gives a wonderful performance as Edward VIII, as well as Helena Bonham Carter who is perfect for the role of the Queen. The dialogue in the movie is excellent and even funny sometimes. The movie is about overcoming a serious disability but it is not sentimental, rather it’s about courage and responsibility. The storyline is great, the writing is amazing, the acting is wonderful, overall this movie is a winner in all categories. Run and see it, you will be so happy you did.
A first class British class of actors and a fabulous script! The subject matter is true and the reality of the King's speech problem acted so well by Colin Firth and adjusted and fixed by Geoffery Rush was amazing . HelenaBoham-Carter never fails us playing the King's wife , later to be known to all of us as the Queen's mum. A don't miss film.
A fine film. Normally, it's a little hard to muster sympathy for royalty. But you just feel for George who stutters terribly and just on the eve of this new-fangled thing called "wireless". He and his loyal wife quietly seek help and find Lionel Logue, an Australian speech expert. He just wants to be a better son to his father the King and a good father to his own children.
A lot of interesting issues come out as Lionel works with George and again, you just feel for George who, despite his regal upbringing, did not do well in terms of his own rearing.
As history plays out with his brother, Edward, completely agog over the married Wallis Simpson, and Hitler continuing on towards war, George realizes that he needs to be the strong one. And, he does become the war-time king with all the responsibility that came with it.
Great acting all around, funny in places, deeply moving in others, it's the story of one man's struggle with himself. Colin Firth will get an Oscar nomination (as well as Geoffrey Rush, impeccable as Lionel) and the film will also get an Oscar nod.
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