Sunday, January 16, 2011
Date Night -
This movie tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.
"The King's Speech" is a "must see" if you are a British History buff or if you like movies based on complicated family dynamics, even the relationship between teacher and monarch is touching. It is a true story, entertaining and we loved it, in fact the audience applauded at the end! I would be interested to read about the reaction of Queen Elizabeth and the current Royal family, who I'm sure have seen the movie. I will say, the American divorcee who caused the King to abdicate the throne was a little Cruella de Vil' ish and Churchill's character was almost cartoonish but it all made for a great movie!