Tuesday, December 28, 2010
all hail the king
King George VI, that is. I watched "The King's Speech" with my sister and I am convinced that Colin Firth can do no wrong. He could be cast in a low-budget, artsy fartsy film with a sub-par script and still churn out a brilliant performance. Colin Firth plays the character of George VI, who must overcome a speech impediment when he is suddenly thrust onto the throne in the time of great tension as Germany, under the leadership of Hitler, slowly marches towards war. Guided by his Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue, played by Geoffrey Rush and supported by Helena Bonham Carter, superbly cast as Queen Elizabeth, the movie delves into the dynamic relationship between the odd couple, Bertie and Lionel and what will inevitably become a lasting, life-long friendship.