This week I saw The King's Speech with Colin Firth. I read that it was a good film, shot in beautiful locations.
I decided to see it and I wasn't disappointed. The sets and clothes were beautiful, but I didn't pay much attention to them as I was drawn in by the story.
Bertie, Duke of York, 2nd son of the King of England.
Later King George VI, king not because he was heir to the throne, but forced be the situation. His brother abdicated because he was in love with a divorced woman.
A man who had been stammering since he was 5, caused by a harsh and loveless regime during his childhood. Becoming a king in a time, when radio was the newest thing. His wife, Elizabeth sought and found help with a speech coach/psychiatrist, Lionel Loque. Logue helping him not only with his speech impediment but also mastering his past. The film ends with the speech that George VI gave at the beginning of WWII.
So far the movie has won many prices. Colin Firth is wonderful as Bertie and I love Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue.
This film ultimately isn't about nice sets, beautiful clothes a stammering King or Wallis Simpson. It is about mastering your worsted fears. It's beautiful, go see it.
Have a nice weekend,