Monday, December 27, 2010

The King's Speech: Movie Review

"The King's Speech" is fit to wear the crown.

"The King's Speech" gave us the story of a man who shouldn't have been King but staunchly rose to the position. Colin Firth was King George VI who had a deeply-rooted, severe stuttering problem. Geoffrey Rush had the perfect touch as his speech therapist.   2010

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Screenplay by: David Seidler

Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush

The film was great with its fluidity in telling of the accurate history. It had a few subtle moments connecting with us in the present and the more known history of World War II. But it was even better with its faithful depiction of a lesser known historical story.

Rush was perfect as the "common man" who had to make a connection with the royal monarch, and his perfect amount of comedy allowed us, also the common man, to connect with both him and the little boy still shaking with fear who was the future King. As usual, the British independent film community has come forth with a film fit to wear the crown as one of the best films of the year.
Best of 2010