Drama - This is a British period historical drama that is a feast for fans
stars Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Fans of Helena Bonham Carter
be disappointed with her fairly limited role. Although there are
scenes of quick, rapid-fire profanity, the film is generally
for kids, who wouldn't be interested anyway.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good The King's Speech delivers solid drama with a rousing climax - a fully satisfying and uplifting period piece that achieves its dramatic potential without sacrificing historical accuracy.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent ... what we have here is a superior historical drama and a powerful personal one.
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After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle.