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The King's Speech

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ROYAL PAIN Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in The King's Speech
Laurie Sparham

The King's Speech

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
Wide Release Date:
11/24/10
performer:
Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush
director:
Tom Hooper
distributor:
The Weinstein Company

We gave it a B+

STARRING Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
WRITTEN BY David Seidler
DIRECTED BY Tom Hooper

The King’s Speech chronicles the reign of England’s King George VI (Colin Firth) following the surprise abdication of his brother Edward (Guy Pearce) in 1936. Plagued by a stammering speech problem from childhood, George turns to therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) to help him find a voice as his country heads into WWII. ”It’s a story of love and friendship between two men across some very difficult social divides,” Firth says of the film, directed by TV miniseries veteran Tom Hooper (Elizabeth I, John Adams). ”We called it the bromance. You know, boy meets therapist, boy loses therapist, boy gets therapist.”