Friday, September 23, 2011

The King's Speech Review.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Disclaimer: We do not like movies that have a lot of drama in them so we are a little bais when we review dramas.

Directed by:Tom Hooper
Genre: Drama, Historical
Release date: 6 September 2010 (2010-09-06)
Running Time: 119 minutes
MMPA rating: R

The Good:Some humorist parts.It is a fascinating movie based on historical events.

The Bad: The movie slows down in parts.

Plot: The film opens with Prince Albert, Duke of York (played by Colin Firth), the second son of King George V, stammering through his closing speech at the 1925 British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium, with his wife, Elizabeth, Duchess of York (Helena Bonham Carter), by his side. The Duke despairs after several unsuccessful treatments, until his wife persuades him to see Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian speech therapist in London. During their first session, Logue requests that they address each other by their Christian names—a breach of royal etiquette—and proceeds to call the prince "Bertie". To persuade him to follow his treatment, Logue bets Prince Albert a shilling that he can read perfectly at that very moment, and gives him Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy to read aloud, which he does while listening to loud music on headphones. Logue records Bertie's reading on a gramophone record; convinced he has stammered throughout, Bertie leaves in a huff, declaring his condition "hopeless." Logue offers him the recording as a keepsake.

After King George V (Michael Gambon) makes his 1934 Christmas address, he explains to his son how important broadcasting is to the modern monarchy. He declares that "David" (Edward, Prince of Wales, played by Guy Pearce), Prince Albert's older brother, will bring ruin to the family and the country as king. King George demands that Albert train himself, starting with a reading of his father's speech. After an agonising attempt to do so, Prince Albert plays Logue's recording and hears himself making an unbroken recitation of Shakespeare. He returns to Logue, and they work together on muscle relaxation and breath control, while Logue gently probes the psychological roots of his stuttering. The Duke soon reveals some of the pressures of his childhood: his strict father, the repression of his natural left-handedness, a painful treatment for knock-knees, a nanny who favoured his elder brother, and the early death of his younger brother, Prince John. As the treatment progresses, the two men become friends and confidants. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot:8.0/10- Very good plot.


Acting:8.6/10: Geoffrey Rush (Lionel Logue) was vary involved in the his role and rest of the cast was excellent as well.

Special effects:N/A

Soundtrack:7.1/10- A good classical music soundtrack that fit the feel of the movie well.

Comedy:7.3/10- There were some funny scenes in the movie.

Overall:7.0/10- The King's Speech is a good movie that is based on historical accounts.

Closing comments:The King's Speech is a fascinating historical movie.

Recommended for:Drama fans,Historical movie fans.


  1. sounds interesting. i'll have to watch it sometime.

  2. I liked it. An 8.5! It really should not be rated R because most of the swears are British xD

  3. I'd like to watch this! The way you reviewed it was hilarious. It's obvious you two don't like drama! "it was good in this way"... "it was good in this way too"! It's not a bad thing though because y'all clearly stated that in the beginning. Still funny!


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