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The King's Speech
Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush




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Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hooper (JOHN ADAMS) teams with screenwriter David Seidler (TUCKER: A MAN AND HIS DREAMS) to tell the story of King George VI. When his older brother abdicates the throne, nervous-mannered successor George "Bertie" VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly dons the crown. Though his stutter soon raises concerns about his leadership skills, King George VI eventually comes into his own with the help of unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Before long the king and Lionel have forged an unlikely bond, a bond that proves to have real strength when the United Kingdom is forced to flex its international might.

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Overview

Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hooper (JOHN ADAMS) teams with screenwriter David Seidler (TUCKER: A MAN AND HIS DREAMS) to tell the story of King George VI. When his older brother abdicates the throne, nervous-mannered successor George "Bertie" VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly dons the crown. Though his stutter soon raises concerns about his leadership skills, King George VI eventually comes into his own with the help of unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Before long the king and Lionel have forged an unlikely bond, a bond that proves to have real strength when the United Kingdom is forced to flex its international might.

Main Cast & Crew

Tom Hooper - Director
Colin Firth
Geoffrey Rush
Helena Bonham Carter
Timothy Spall
Guy Pearce
Michael Gambon
Jennifer Ehle
Derek Jacobi

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (R Rated Version)
  • Run Time: 111
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 013132313092
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (some language)
  • Release Date: April 2011

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Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Doctors
Period Piece
Royalty
Physically Impaired
Historical
Friendships

 

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Reviews:
"Rush is absolutely wonderful....Carter is a revelation here..." - 11/24/2010 Hollywood Reporter


"[A] direct and heartfelt piece of work....Extraordinary in the way it cuts to the core of human frustration and feelings of inadequacy, reminding us how universal those feelings are." - 11/24/2010 Movieline


5 stars out of 5 -- "With first rate performances from an A-list cast, the handsome period piece THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most accessibly entertaining films of its kind in years." - 09/14/2010 Box Office


"Firth's triumph is seamlessly lined to his generous give-and-take with Rush and Bonham Carter....THE KING'S SPEECH is simultaneously cozy and majestic." -- Grade: B+ - 12/30/2010 Entertainment Weekly


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Firth has mastered what may be the most crucial ineffable element of acting: withholding everything from viewers save that tiniest, most crucial sliver of humanity to which they can completely relate." - 12/17/2010 Washington Post


"[The] actors completely inhabit their absorbing roles, relishing the opportunity their exchanges provide and adding unlooked-for layers to a complicated human relationship." - 11/26/2010 Los Angeles Times


"THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most pleasurable movies to come along in years....And the depth of feeling in Tom Hooper's film is matched by the breadth of its appeal." - 11/26/2010 Wall Street Journal


"Firth invests his repressed character with nuance, dignity and humor, leaving an indelible impression." - 11/26/2010 USA Today


4 stars out of 4 -- "[R]ich in period detail....A superior historical drama and a powerful personal one.." - 12/15/2010 Chicago Sun-Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE KING'S SPEECH -- a crowning achievement powered by a dream cast -- digs vibrant human drama out of the dry dust of history." - 11/24/2010 Rolling Stone


"[A] buddy story about aggressively charming opposites....[With] two solid leads and standout support from Mr. Pearce." - 11/25/2010 New York Times

 

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