The Kings Speech has gotten a lot of buzz lately and you never know what to elect from a movie that every one is gushing over. Sometimes with films getting so much attention people rush to jump on the bandwagon. Thankfully this isn’t the case with The Kings Speech.
The fillm is the story of King George VI’s struggle with a speech impediment, but it is so much more than that. There is his feelings of inadequacy created by an overbearing father, his fear of becoming his father, and his desire to do the right thing for his country.
Colin Firth does a masterful job portraying Bertie, the future King George VI. The speech impediment is perfectly played as is the quiet bravery of the character. I have no doubt now that his chances of winning an Oscar for this performance are very good.
Geoffrey Rush does a fantastic job as the speech therapist Lionel Logue, he is delighfully inappropriate when he is challenging the king and warm and fuzzy when interacting with his onscreen children.
The film was a delight and about as far away from the last film I reviewed (The Green Hornet) as steak is to pidgeon droppings.