Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #169

Movie: The King's Speech (2010)

Plot: The prince of the British empire is a victim of stammering - inflicted upon him during his childhood by curbing his instincts for the family's orthodoxies. He finds a therapist - one of the unconventional type who , with his extremely dedicated therapy, gets the prince-turned-king to give his first war time speech on the declaration of war against Germany in what would be the start of World War - II.
  • Colin Firth as the stammering, self-doubting prince is extremely convincing in his portrayal of the disability. Oscar-worthy effort for sure.
  • Geoffrey Rush who plays the therapist's role is the perfect foil and his determination & optimism are inspiring enough. The character of the wife of the king who is so sure of her man is beautifully etched too.
  • The final climax scene, with the subtle and smooth background score, fulfils the expectation that the build-up to it sets.
A highly motivating film on a man who defies all odds to triumph - REALISTICALLY!

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