The King’s Speech

by missizziemcguinness

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‘I have a right to be heard. I have a voice!’

The King’s speech is an award winning movie about the Queen’s father Bertie (eventually George VI, and played by Colin Firth) who had a stammer and gets help by a speech therapist called Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). It also stars Helena Bonham Carter as the younger Queen Mother, Timothy Spall and Guy Pearce as the Duke of Windsor.

Mostly all the praise goes to Colin Firth because no other actor could tackle a part as much as he did without it looking romantic or overly trivial. He gives a superb performance and he worked really well on screen with Geoffrey Rush, an actor who is in nearly everything; Pirates of the Caribbean and The Book Thief to name a few. I think you could tell that they weren’t trying to knock each other down with their egos (they don’t have any). As for the rest of the cast, Guy Pearce was interesting to watch as he usually is, I also loved Helena Bonham Carter’s performance because she comes across as being a really cool actress.

This movie isn’t just a movie about a King. It is about being able to get your voice heard, whether you are a King, or a Queen or a normal person who has to battle a speech impediment with some clearly bored people watching. I also liked the set pieces and scenery because they looked so stunning and served as a background piece because the actors were good enough to not fade into the background. One of the sets were used in the music videos of a song of one of my favourite bands.

4.5/5

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