Friday, January 14, 2011

The King's Speech

Directed by Tom Hooper, See Saw Films, 2010. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Guy Pearce.

Genre: Drama History

Many of you have heard of The King’s Speech and all the glowing praise about this film. Well, I am here to tell you it is all true. GO SEE IT!!

Colin Firth gives an award winning performance as does Geoffrey Rush.  The story is believable and heartfelt; and the combination of talents between the cinematographer and art director is spectacular. In fact, one could capture a single shot of this film, put a frame on it and hang it up on the wall for all to marvel at. It is that beautifully shot.

I particularly enjoyed watching this film when the central characters were purposefully off center during their close-ups. It somehow made me feel more empathy for each one.

Yes, this is another picture about royalty – one of my favorite genres – but simply put: this film is about a friendship and overcoming one’s own fears due to the benefits of that friendship.

The previews or trailers ruined nothing about this film but go see it while it is still in the theatre. You won’t regret.

Rating: 10 out of 10

Rating: R
Length: 118 minutes


Janiece Todd Parsons said...

I want to see this one! Glad it's not all hype!
Thanks for the follow from Bloggy Moms Blog Hop Tuesday / featured.
Thanks again.... Janiece

Tired of Previews said...

Thanks for commenting. One of my first reviews. I am happy to hear that you will see the movie now. It really is that good!

I will check out your site!


Pedro Sttau said...

Katy I completely agree about the way the dialogs were filmed. Very curious that you would notice this, I am writing a review on the film and I focused on the exact same thing you did. :)

Wonderful review, and I overwhelmingly agree with your rating.

Tired of Previews said...

Thanks Pedro. So glad others saw it the way I did.