Written January 10, 2011
It will win Best Actor, Supporting Actor and Screenplay at the least. One can feel the pain of the King. In the past the King's brother has been portrayed in a more positive light. I highly recommend it for young children even though there are some 4 letter expletives. It is a history lesson about our forefathers. One wonders what Queen Elizabeth thinks about the portrayals?From the outset and throughout the acting is superb. The scenery is realistic and the background music happens at all of the right moments and is never intrusive. Movies like this only come around once in a great while. My in laws, good friends, son and his wife all saw it before we did and it is seldom when the feedback is unanimously terrific. I dislike seeing movies twice but this one is one of the few I would consider. I can't wait for the Golden Globes and the Oscars and will be quite surprised it this movie, the Directors, Producers and everyone else associated with it don't walk away with it all. Good Stuff!
Written November 27, 2010
Collin Furth gives a must see performance. Lawrence Olivier, you have been replaced as the best English actor ever.
Written November 28, 2010
If you are an adrenaline rushing, car chasing, block buster loving movie goer, skip it. If you like great story telling, cinematography, storytelling, direction and especially the acting, go see it!
If you like to see all the movies for before the Oscar telecast, then you'll have to see it anyway because there is no doubt that both of these men will be nominated if not winners.
Written December 28, 2010
Love Loyalty Determination Friendship Destiny
Written January 09, 2011
II have not been able to stop talking about this movie! Whether or not you are a history buff or Anglophile the movie stands alone on the merits of the screenplay and the acting. The solemn understated tone of the entire ensemble piece is poetry personified. Each character embodies their role as a second skin. The compatibility between Collin Firth (always one of my favorites) and Geoffrey Rush both as actors and as characters is verisimilitude to the nth degree. I will see this again on the big screen merely to breathe in the atmosphere of intelligence and compassion portrayed in this bigger than life portrayal of suffering and triumph. However, I will own this movie as an integral part of my examples of how great actors become their screen/stage personas in a seamless melding of craft and soul.