2.25.2011

the king's speech


A few weeks ago, Mat and I went to see "The King's Speech." And with the Academy Awards airing Sunday night, I had to let you know what I thought about the movie.

TKS is nominated for several Oscars: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Music, Sound Mixing and Writing (Original Screenplay).

I absolutely loved the movie. I love Colin Firth. I loved Geoffrey Rush. I love Helena Bonham Carter.

I love the costumes and the sets.

I really loved the story.

The movie is the story of King George VI of England, who has a speech stutter that traps him in fear. After his brother suddenly abdicates the throne, King George, otherwise known as Bertie, assumes the role of King of England. With the help of a "doctor", Lionel Logue, King George has to work to overcome his fear and his stammering voice.

The movie is slow, but not painstakingly slow. It is thoroughly enjoyable and pleasant. You cannot help but to cheer for the dear King.

If you haven't seen it yet, it's completely wonderful. Go catch it before Sunday night!

Other movies nominated for Oscars that I highly recommend:
Inception
Salt
The Fighter
The Social Network
True Grit

All of these are phenomenal, phenomenal films. The film industry had a great year.

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