The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (IMDB)
Writer: David Seidler
Director: Tom Hooper
Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter
Runtime/Rating: 153 Minutes/ R
Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn with Butter
This quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten Movies of 2010 List:
There was talk about “The Kings Speech” being a boring movie. Maybe that was because it is a period piece and the British Royal Family is the subject. For Americans, that can often mean that it is going to be boring. What The Kings Speech end up being is simply the perfect movie. When I watch such a perfect movie I like to imagine it growing and taking shape from the very first moment it was just a thought in someone’s mind. The first words are put down on paper and later the script is written, and then rewritten (In this case by by David Seidler). Next it is given to a director who has a vision for that script. Costume designers, set designers, cinematographers, all the best at their craft work their magic as only they can do. The casting director knows immediately who should play each part. Finally, with all of the raw material the story is formed in the editing room and what comes out is a flawless film. This simplified and fast forwarded description is not intended to make the film making experience seem to mechanical, or structural, because along the way there is such a high degree of passion and effort that goes into every step. And it certainly isn’t easy, sometimes when you watch the best performing the way they do, they just make it seem easy.
Large Popcorn with Butter.