Sunday, January 23, 2011

The King's Speech (Drama 2010)

This was an excellent movie, as it's exactly what a drama is supposed to be. This one told the story of an English prince who had to take over the throne after his older brother abdicated to marry some chick.

The kicker was that this King George VI had a stuttering problem and had to handle a bunch of public announcements as well as radio speeches. You really start feeling for this guy after you get a bird's eye view into his royal life and the amount of pressure placed on him.

The acting by all 3 primaries was great. It's hard to believe that Helena Bonham Carter was the same chick in Sweeney Todd; makes me chuckle just thinking about it. But yeah the great acting mixed with the realistic story makes for a very satisfying watch.
Rating - A