Written December 26, 2010
Once again the British gives us commoners a peek behind the palace walls and once again it isn't very pleasant. At least, this time we have a hero who isn't a complete jerk (King George) unlike his daughter as portrayed by Helen Mirren in "The Queen". The jerk in this flick is his brother David who abdicates the throne for an American trollop. The king studders in the day(before WW II)when all radio broadcasts were live. Colin Firth protrays the King and Geoffrey Rush plays the speech therapist and both do an excellent job. The class system and the snobbery are all here and the only thing that breaks it down, if only for a moment in time, is the threat of war.I also want to mention that once again Guy Pearse gives another great performance as the love sick brother David. How Russel Crowe became a bigger star than Pearse I'll never know. Finally, If you want to see one of the few adult movies out this X-mas season-go see "The King's Speech".
Written January 09, 2011
This movie will be remembered as one of the best historical movies ever made. The character development from the child actors all the way to the character of King George V was first rate, with outstanding performances by Geoff Rush, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Helena Bonham Carter and Derek Jacobi. Rush and Firth create a memorable friendship relationship on screen from rejection at first to deep friendship at last. Gambon was perfectly case as the overbearing father / King. Carter was brilliantly adorable as the beleaguered prince's devoted and loving wife. And Jacobi was well-cast as the priggish, stickler-for-form Archbishop of Canterbury. Even the actors' glances and facial expressions in response to events / lines were spot on. The costumery, sets and locations were well thought out and made for a visual feast. All of which says this great movie was well-directed and produced. I will own this movie on Blu-Ray when released. Don't miss it!
Written November 27, 2010
Colin Firth is amazing Fabulous
Written January 09, 2011
I watch a lot of movies from silly gross out movies to Sci-Fi to dramas. This movie was hands down the best one I saw all of 2010. Not a false moment in this movie. The ending which was subtely enhanced by the music score was stunning. Clearly Oscars for best movie and best actors all around. Colin Firth and Geofrey Rush are superb. The acting was restrained, dignified and nuanced in ways that you don't see as much today. Truly a movie that leaves you wanting to no more of their relationship.
Written December 20, 2010
The King's Speech is one of those movies that leaves you with a good taste in your mouth. Why? you enjoy a good ensemble cast, which are powerful in the performance of real historical figures.
This year I wish and I hope that Colin Firth wins the Academy Awards, he deserve, but also is his chance to the claim what he must collect last year. Jeffrey Rush is stupendous he is one of those supporting character that you wanted to see over and over again. Helena Boham Carter, is great as well.The movie is dramatic, funny and also encouraging. In so many ways. How succeed when you are a person that is self taught, how two different status of the society can collide and become united and also how the power of the words can change the course of history. Nice piece of filmmaking, beautiful directing, editing and music. A true movie gem.