» Reviews: The King’s Speech

Nathan Schwartz

|    Monday, December 20, 2010

  • Director: Tom Hooper
  • Producer: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin, Geoffrey Rush
  • Writer: David Seidler
  • Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi
  • Distributor: The Weinstein Company, Momentum Pictures
  • Running Time: 111 min
  • Rating: R
  • Genre: Drama, History

The story in The King’s Speech seems really trivial at first. A Duke who stammers when he speaks as the main plot line doesn’t seem like a very strong story. But, it’s so much more than that. His speech impediment was crippling to the point where he had very little self-confidence. This type of paralyzing personal glitch is something that many of us could relate to. For me, it was that, and the fantastic writing and acting, that made this movie so powerful. However, though I really enjoyed it, it wasn’t perfect and I don’t think I’d watch it again.

Verdict: Go See It In Theaters

 

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