I have mentioned it in my top-5 cinema movies of 2010, that I have never seen any drama in cinema because I think we can still see the best out of drama in DVD. However, the moment I saw The King’s Speech trailer, I just have this urge to see it in the big screen.
And…I can proudly said that I loved it and didn’t have any regret of going to Cinema to watch this wonderful drama.
I copied this summary from The Kings Speech official site:
After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (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 King’s Speech was a strong movie that emphasizes more in a power of friendship … and sometime, the one that turns into our best friend is the most unthinkable person in the world. What is the chance of a prince meeting an eccentric speech therapist who soon turns into more into a friend than a therapist? I should say the chance is very slim.
I love seeing the chemistry between Firth and Rush. The king was brilliantly portrayed by Colin Firth. He could easily turned his emotion from arrogant to full of confusion and shame of his inability to speak like a true king should be. Firth’s imitation of stammering was superb, he tried to hold his tongue from repeating his words like most stammering people. Simply said, I am 100% supporting him to get his first Oscar…he deserved it.
Lilibet: What’s he saying?
King George VI: I don’t know but… he seems to be saying it rather well.
Geoffrey Rush was as brilliant as Firth. His eccentric way really got into my nerve sometime…I mean, if I am a king I would have said ‘off with his head‘ just like the heart queen in Alice in wonderland. His character completed Firth’s character so well. I enjoy seeing the two of them together.
I think the fact that TKS is based upon true story is one of the reason I was walking to the cinema to see it. I always love true story. The other reason is Colin Firth. The strongest reason of all is the trailer…it looks like a fun movie.
I’m glad I was wrong!
TKS was a lovely movie about friendship with a lot of witty humors. Most of the humor came from the dialogue between the two main characters.
This is my favorite one:
Lionel Logue: I believe sucking smoke into your lungs will kill you.
King George VI: My physicians say it relaxes the throat.
Lionel Logue: They’re idiots.
King George VI: They’ve all been knighted.
Lionel Logue: Makes it official then.
and this (I laughed so loud on this one):
Lionel Logue: Do you know the “f” word?
King George VI: Ffff… fornication?
Apart from the dialogue, Logue’s treatments were also very funny.
Sorry I couldn’t write an excellent review for this movie even though I love and admire it so much. You can read a much better review than mine in this great blogs: Anomalous Material, Flixchatter and Filmplicity. I have to agree with Ronan for giving TKS
It is nice to know that the real King George and Lionel Logue became friends for a long time.
Director: Tom Hooper
Producer: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin, Geoffrey Rush
Scriptwriter: David Seidler
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Gambon
Cinematography: Danny Cohen
Release date: 23 December 2010 (Australia), 18 February 2011 (Indonesia)