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
Length: 118 minutes