You know its a great movie when everyone stays seated at the end of the show, -and applauds. A little twee, a titch surprising but quite delightful, -and honestly that is how I felt leaving the picture theatre tonight. I've loved Mr Firth since he played Mr Darcy many moons ago, and let me just say, -the man is like a fine wine. Swoon worthy doesn't cover it. Ahem, so back to the movie.
The King's Speech is a wonderful, witty, beautifully shot film and well played with the talented Colin Firth as the stammering Bertie, Prince Albert; the sublime Geoffrey Rush as his speech therapist, Lionel Logue; Helen Bonham-Carter as Bertie's Queen in the making, and a very polished Guy Pearce as David, Prince Edward. The story revolves around Bertie's stammer, his reluctance to become King after his brother abdicates -and the real friendship struck up between himself and Lionel. There are so many hilarious moments. If you haven't seen it yet - do! You may just leave the picturehouse with a bounce in your step and a smile on your face.
Have you seen any good movies lately?
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