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5.0 out of 5 stars Best film I have seen for ages - don't miss it., 19 Nov. 2010
This review is from: The King's Speech [DVD] (DVD)
I was lucky enough to see this wonderful film at the Bath Film Festival, having dragged two friends along as well. We all agreed it is the best film we have seen for ages.
A film for adults (and a 12 year old can be an adult), no cameras tricks/ CGI/ gory scenes, a simple story of two remarkable men, one of whom just happened to become the King of England - by accident. There are inaccuracies (Churchill was not a friend of George VI until after he became PM) and some scenes which do not ring quite true - the two men arguing in the park for example - but colin Firth is simply marvellous, as is Geoffrey Rush (and indeed, all of the stellar cast).
See it and laugh with, and weep for, a man pushed into a position he did not want, with a crippling handicap to overcome, but who became in the words of many, an ordinary hero.
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Initial post: 21 Jan 2011 17:55:14 GMT
Sounds great, but please note that George VI, like his daughter, was monarch of much more than just England!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2011 13:16:30 GMT
Amanda A says:
True, but how is the encumbent usually referred to - 'King/Queen of England' or 'constitutional monarch of sixteen sovereign states'?!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2011 15:27:09 GMT
GRC 1960 says:
The monarch is referred to as "His Majesty The King" or "Her Majesty The Queen". No mention of England - except by the Americans who don't know any better!!

Posted on 31 Mar 2011 17:11:53 BDT
b buchan says:
What a pedantic lot of comments. George did become king of England - and other places!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2011 14:46:35 BDT
yeah he was really great!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2011 21:12:31 GMT
maid marion says:
what was that all about ??????????????????

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2011 21:13:38 GMT
maid marion says:
what are you on about this was a film !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2011 21:15:26 GMT
maid marion says:
so what has that got to do with anything its a film for gods sake not real life get a life !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 19:18:08 GMT
Felixco says:
Thanks for your excellent review Roman Citizen

Just one point for the record:

Actually Churchill was a very close friend of King George VI well before and after he became PM - they had lunch together several times a month - that sounds pretty friendly to me.

Felix
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