The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech (2010) R
This four time Oscar winner depicts a reluctant King George VI, tormented by a stammer that seriously undermines his confidence, at the dawn of World War II. Assisted by a speech therapist who gradually becomes his unlikely friend, as well as his loving wife, Queen Elizabeth (we knew her as the Queen Mother), the king finds the courage that inspires and leads the British people through this most trying time.

The movie delivers several wonderful performances, especially Colin Firth’s King. His agony each time he speaks publicly or faces a radio microphone seems palpable (Firth discusses his stammer).

An absolute gem.

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