Saturday, January 15, 2011

Week 3: The King's Speech

This week we opted for a movie that has been out a little while. And boy am I glad we did. Wow. What a movie. The King's Speech was right up my alley in almost every way. I love all things British, historical (not American though ironically) and anything about a royal family. The whole subject fascinates me. I didn't realize going into the movie that it was set in the 30's and 40's. (I said I like history, not that I know much about it.) Another point in it's favor. Even if the movie was bad I think I still would have liked it. Luckily, it was not bad at all. It was actually really great. I will be rooting for it when the award shows come up.

This movie wasn't full of action or progressed very fast at all but everything about it made me want to keep watching. First of all, Colin Firth did a wonderful job. I'm not sure I've seen him in many movies that weren't comedies. He was so believable. And let me say Helena Bonham Carter was equally good. She doesn't normally play a role that's so understated. Actually, she usually does the opposite. She sure pulled this one off well. At the end of the movie I actually had to hold back tears after his speech and it gave me goose bumps. Again, wow.

After the movie let out I realized that me and Deb were probably the youngest ones in the theater. It made me think that if my niece had gone with us she would have agonized about sitting through the most boring movie of her whole life. But I have to say that it was one of the best movies I've seen in a while. I'm so glad we saw this instead of The Green Hornet or The Dilemma.

To sum it up: wonderfully acted, touching and the makes of an award winner.


  1. My mom and Susan just went to that and my mom said that she loved it too! I am just jealous that you get to go to a movie once a week. I like living precariously through you!

  2. It was really a great movie. I love a movie that has such depth. Thanks for choosing it.