Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The King's Speech Review

After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of Prince Edward VII's (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Based on the true story of King George VI, The King's Speech follows the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice.

The multi-award-winning cast includes Helena Bonham Carter (Alice In Wonderland) as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker), Derek Jacobi (The Golden Compass), Timothy Spall (The Damned United) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter)

Do you see the names on that poster? Do you see those 5 stars? Did you heard that this movie is leading many award shows this year? I have one comment for all those. It totally deserves them. It was a fantastic movie!

I know the fans of action,etc will probably don't like it but let me tell you something. It's really long time since i have seen a movie with such great messages, perfect acting, amazing cinematography. If anyone even doubted Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Bonham Carter, Timothy Spall or Michael Gambon as actors, then they should definitely watch it. I have used Helena Bonham Carter in weird roles (Bellatrix or at Sween Tood) and it was a pleasant surprise to see her in something more different and mature. Same for Geoffrey Rush, who in most people's mind exist like Captain Barbossa. Colin Firth was always perfect in his job, and same is one more time.

Except all that, i really loved the story. I didn't know anything about it and it really amused me. How a person fights its fear so to do something great and how the people see that person and gain power when finally overcome the difficulties. How a commoner can be friend with king.

From the trailer itself you can see, how promising as a film is.


  1. Colin Firth won the Golden Globe for this role....And the movie was nomineed and the other actors too....

  2. WHAT???? i saw it yesterday and it sucked! it was the most boring movie ever, i almost fell asleep..

    Colin Firth was great and all the actors too, they all did a great job i totaly agree with that, but the movie itself was tiring, i didn't like it at all, i had high expectations and i was disappointed.

    As for the message of the movie, about fear and courage it's great but the movie wasn't.

  3. You are thinking as an action fan. As i said, action fans will not like it. But is one of the best movies for its genre.

    It's like my mum fall asleep at LOTR, but it is one of the best movies ever if you think about it overall.

  4. I agree with your thoughts! What a fantastic movie with a brilliant cast!
    I am used to seeing Helena Bonham Carter in weird roles too, but few days ago I saw A Room With A View where she was very very young. The movie is really really good- as good as the book.

  5. It's true, i thouht that overall it was a great movie, great cast, great costumes, great cinematography.

    The example of your mum is exactly that, a great movie but not for me.

    don't let my bad comments influence you, it's a great film but has zero action and that can be tiring...

  6. I totally agree. This is such an amazing movie. The framing of the shots was really creative and the acting is stupendous. Great review!

    Small Review featured you guys in her post today so I thought I'd stop by. I love your blog and am definitely following now.

  7. @Logan: awww..thanks! though i can't find the post are u talking about :P

  8. @Yiota we are so watching this when i get back, ill give you a heads up so you call the burger house and the rest of the gang in advance :P

    @Athanasia we should totally watch movies together :P Seriously! Yiota made me watch Pride and Prejudice which I really really liked as a movie (it was awesome but no action) but after that i needed some blood...Know that feeling :P
    PS. I watched doom was epic

  9. Well I'm with Athanasia here...
    Good movie and I was very very patient to see the climax but it was a really really disappointingly long speach with lots and lots of pauses to a point that I didn't even care what he was saying, I just wanted it to end.
    The only thing I really liked was the fun scenes of the prince's training.


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