Written November 27, 2010
This was a wonderful dramatization of the work that George VI did on his speech impediment to endear himself to his British subjects, before WWII. Geoffrey Rush was great as “Bertie's” speech therapist. Helena Bonham Carter was a very sympathetic character as the King's wife and Colin Firth did a fabulous job as King George VI. Bring all of your family and go and see it!
Written December 13, 2010
Superb production, acting, and direction of psychological drama that also explores class issues in pre-World War II England.
Written December 06, 2010
Fabulous work. Very entertaining. Acting superb
Written December 29, 2010
Wonderfully executed period movie, with outstanding performances by Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Firth's portrayal of Britain's George VI's stammer is moving and sympathetic. Rush's performance as his unconventional speech therapist and eventual friend, Lionel Logue, is authentic and palpably rich with detail. The film moves with great ease over the roughly 15 year time period in which George transitions from being the brother of the presumed future king and ne'er-do-well, Edward VIII, to Edward's abdication and George's assumption of the throne. George's struggle with his stammer, brought on by a sense of inadequacy, rooted in the uniquely wretched childhood of a young British royal, are marvelously detailed and masterfully set against his profound sense of duty to his country, as it prepares for war against Germany. With Rush’s help, George triumph’s over his demons and leads his country to victory . . . and this movie, to a standing ovation. A certain Oscar winner.
Written December 26, 2010
Superb, outstanding, the perfect storm of talent, writing and direction. This is a must see and should garner many awards. It does not get better than this film.