King George has a problem. He can’t sp-sp-sp-speak well and he st-stu-stu-stutters. So he enlists the help of a therapist who is more than a little unorthodox but is supposed to have the rep for doing wonders with this problem.
Set on the back drop of infant stage of Radio, The King’s Speech is a wonderfully acted, but sometimes boring Oscar winner for Best Picture. I do think Colin Firth is phenomenal in this movie from an acting stand point. But to tell me that this movie is better than Inception or The Social Network then you have more problems than old King George here.
King George doesn’t even want to be king. He is forced into the throne and is petrified of having to lead his people who now rely on the sound of his voice. The movie is good. It drags in parts. But you do start to care and really connect with George as he goes on this journey to cure his problem. Then finally at the end when he delivers a grand and epic speech you do find yourself wanting to stand and applaud. But better than Inception and Social Network. No way.
Final Verdict: Not worth owning. Not the best picture. But IT IS worth watching.
Speech therapist Lionel Logue is played by Geoffrey Rush aka Captain Barbosa from Pirates of the Caribbean.
A couple of other notable characters from the HP series make appearances as well.