Saturday, January 15, 2011

The King's Speech

January 15th: The King's Speech.

The Duke of York suffers from a speech impediment and seeks aid from a therapist. During his "treatment" events are put into place that will require a speedy cure.

If this film doesn't receive an Oscar nomination then i'll give away my dvd copy of Clerks.
There isn't a weak performance in the entire thing.
Apart from the main cast; Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and a beardless Geoffrey Rush, I found a few delightful cameos: Derek Jacobi as an Archbishop, Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill and Michael Gambon as King George V.

I did think at the beginning that The Duke's stutter may get a tad annoying, but it doesn't. You sympathise with the character and want him to succeed right up to the part for which the film is named. Not quite tears, but a sniffle of the nose.

It was nice to see a good drama for a change of pace.

Overall: 9/10
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