Sunday, 16 January 2011

The King Speech

We went to see 'The Kings Speech' tonight and all I can say is that it is an excellent film, well worth going to see, I thought it tackled a delicate issue very well. Colin Firth was superb and was well supported by Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffery Rush.
After the death of his father King George V  & abdication of King Edward VIII , Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffery Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill , the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Based on a true story.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review! I was on the fence about seeing this one, but now I'll definitely go! :)

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  2. There is something waiting for you on my blog.

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  3. Thanks for the review Helen.
    Hugs,
    Sue xx

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  4. Hello we saw you on a friends blog and thought we would drop by and meet you.

    Thanks for the review our hoomans want to go and see it!

    Look forward to reading your blog.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  5. Colin Firth always chooses the best movies to star in but for some reason this movie hasn't enticed me yet but now that I see your review I may go see it soon! The most recent Colin Firth movie that I attended (and loved) was "A Single Man" and if you haven't seen it you must rent it soon!

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  6. I, too, was on the fence....thanks for the review...think it's a "must see" now!

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  7. I never heard of this movie! Thanks for the synopsis.

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  8. Thanks for the review. I love historical fiction and this makes me more inclined to see this one. By the way,I signed on as your newest follower. However, Blogger has turned me into shadow figure Pat, for some strange reason.

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  9. greta review Helen. We were thinking of seeing this movie, but I guess now we just have too. :)

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  10. As a speech pathologist, I've hesitated to see this movie, but it's getting some great reviews. I may have to go see it!

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  11. I really want to see this movie, I've heard good things about it. Thanks for the review, I'm definitely putting it on our to-see list!

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  12. Love this film. I work with kids who have this problem. The film gave me hope that I can help them.

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  13. I had never even heard of this movie until last week!!! Thanks for the great review---sounds like a good one to go see!

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  14. I'm your newest follower from www.everydayphilanthropistblog.com
    "Never miss the opportunity to do something kind."

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