Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Movie Review: The King's Speech

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This weekend Stefan and I had the opportunity to see a movie and although we were bummed that Harry Potter wasn't in theaters anymore, we had a few good choices. We decided to go to The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club), and Geoffrey Rush, who I really like.
The movie, although exceptional actors, started off very slow and...pretty much stayed that way the entire two hours. The plot follows the true story of how King George VI came to the crown and how he unified his country during World War II despite his severe speech impediment-stammering. The radio has just come into play and so the many war-time broadcasts he has to do cause him anxiety. He hires Lionel (Rush) as his speech therapist, and the two become friends.
I love true stories and while I thought the acting was great; the scenery, pretty; the movie really needed help somewhere. If you like historical movies, you may have an interest in this movie, and it had 12 Academy Award nominations and won Best Actor and Best Picture. Of course the last scene was the best part of the whole movie, but I rate this movie a (yawn) 3 out of 5.

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