Q: What’s the movie about?
A: King George VI of England, né Prince Albert Duke of York (Colin Firth), had all the makings of a great King except for the fact that he stuttered. This is the story of the unconventional methods he learned from Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) to overcome his impediment.
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon, Jennifer Ehle, Eve Best
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Go! When you come out of this movie you realize that the filmmakers only had one thing in mind when they made it: The Academy Awards. It’s a deliberate attempt at prestige recognition, and likely to accomplish at least a small part of its goal.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: A high-falutin’ prince, a wife who stands on ceremony, and an upstart speech therapist who doesn’t take anybody’s—f*@k, bugger, balls—crap, what’s not to laugh at?
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: A litt-tt-tt-tt-tt…le bit. Don't get all PC on me, I'm crying, not stuttering.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: A Single Man proved that that Academy wants to give Colin Firth an Oscar, The King’s Speech proves that he can win one. From what I’ve seen, (and I've seen most of it), this is looking like his year.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: Geoffrey Rush reminds me of my uncle, so that's warm and cozy. Guy Pearce shows a side of his character we haven’t seen before, which broadens his depth as an actor. And it’s nice to see Helena Bonham Carter going back to playing dignified rich people, rather than some freak in one of her husband’s wacky concoctions.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: Gorgeous and inventive wide-angle shots are highlighted by beautiful lighting, elegant sets, and an emotional classical score.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: The story of Prince Albert’s minor handicap is small and almost not worth telling, but the dialogue and characters draw you in, sometimes even enough to take your mind off wondering why the penis ring was named after him.
Q: Where can I see the trailer?
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