Imagine standing in front of millions of people, all of which are looking up at you as a respected leader. You step up to the microphone, which is also being broadcasted through the radio, and try to speak, yet hardly a word comes out......
"Most of us know the feeling of having no choice but to perform a duty you feel you’re ill-equipped for; luckily for most of us, our tasks aren’t quite so high profile as those of a member of a royal family, and our failures don’t matter to a nation. In The King’s Speech, for Prince Albert, Duke of York, the pressure to overcome a prominent stammer is bad enough when performing princely duties. But, as our title suggests, his duties are about to intensify." Excerpt from another review I found.
Doctor after doctor has examined him and tried to help him, but all to no avail.
Enter Lionel Logue.
An unlikely bond forms between the two as they work together to fix 'Bertie's' stammer. The parts with these two were kind of humorous, in their own way.
I think this movie did such an amazing job on showing hard work, perseverance, and team work.
Elizabeth, Albert's wife, is quite a character. She was an amazing help meet to Albert in so many ways.
Helena Bonham Carter played Elizabeth. I have never seen her on screen before, though any of you who have seen any of the Harry Potter movies will be familiar with her.
Lionel Logue was done by the amazing Geoffry Rush (who voiced Virgil the seagull in Finding Nemo).
It was especially fun to see Jennifer Ehle come into play as Logue's wife, Myrtle.
This movie was rated R for language, but thankfully most of it was just during one scene, which you could mute. :-)
I think this movie is one I would watch again, and I rate it 4 out of 5 stars. If you have seen it, please drop your thoughts in the comment box! I'd love to hear what you think. And if you haven't seen it, but want to, go watch it, then let me know what you think. lol!
Go HERE for another great review!
It looks like we might be getting some rain pretty soon!!! Pray hard!
In Christ's Service,