Monday, January 10, 2011

The King's Speech


I enjoyed The King's Speech but after hearing so many rave reviews, I was left feeling slightly disappointed. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham-Carter all gave excellent performances and the essence of the film (the Duke of York, who became King George VI, trying to have his stammer cured and his relationship with his maverick Australian speech therapist) worked well. However, this is perhaps the least interesting element of the drama of the times. A far more compelling story is the abdication and the relationship between the two brothers and their wives before and after. Perhaps Tom Hooper could try to address that at a later date?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what do you think of 127hours.....same director as slumdog millionaire

7:59 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi Anon - I haven't seen that. Is it good?

9:10 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

Yes, maybe another film about the family dynamics. I remember being shocked when I saw a film about the brother who died young and was handicapped.

7:08 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I can't wait for this film to come to Italy!

8:54 pm  

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