Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce
Britain, 1925, King George V is on his death-bed and the evaluation of the heirs begins. David, The Prince of Wales (Pearce) is the obvious choice for the throne since he is the elder son. However, David has never involved himself in assisting his father in political administration and has hence learnt nothing. He wishes to marry an American socialite who is twice divorced, an act prohibited for the King. Prince Albert (Firth) David's younger brother is more suitable for the throne but the only thorn being that he suffers from a stammering problem. With the growth of wireless radio technology, the number of speeches given by the King are increasing and if the King cant talk, he cant be King. Princess Elizabeth (Carter) Prince Albert's wife, introduces him to a speech therapist Lionel Logue (Rush) whose unconventional and crazy methods of therapy don't go down well with the Prince. However, after much convincing, Logue becomes the Prince's speech therapist who helps him in perfecting his speech and be made ready to become king. Its not everyday that a movie that seems to have a bland and uninspiring outlook manages to entice audiences to such a level. Colin Firth puts on a marvelous performance, something which everybody cant do for such a difficult role. A very gripping and inspiring story and each and every one of those Academy Awards are well-deserved.
Thumbs up: Colin Firth and other performances
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