The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech is the crowd pleasing story of a good man overcoming his stammer to inspire his nation in wartime with the help of a brassy commoner.  As you would expect, Colin Firth gives a stellar performance as the stuttering king.  It’s a well executed film that establishes itself as major Oscar bait.

It’s a very good cast, featuring Geoffrey Rush as the Aussie speech therapist. Helena Bonham Carter is especially good as Firth’s Queen.   Guy Pearce and Eve Best capture the shallow, selfish essence of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.

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