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The King's Speech

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Tom Robertson, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Excellent movie.

    As expected, Geoffrey Rush was fantastic in his performance.
    Then there is Colin Firth. Yes, a very good actor. But this was so much more. Showing the agony of a stutterer. Especially one who wants so much to speak to his country. Oh my, what a performance.

    As far as I know, this was an accurate, historical depiction of the relationship and the time.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  2. Mike Bertelson

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    I'm hoping to see that next weekend. It got good reviews and we have some friends who liked it (present company included :))

    Mike
     
  3. Nolan1367066121

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    It looks excellent. I think we'll probably just order it on PPV.
     
  4. MartyS

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    My wife and I saw it last weekend. It was a great movie... and I don't typically like movies like that. Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth were incredible in their roles.
     
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    Was it slow at all?
     
  6. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

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    I didn't find it slow. And, I walked into the movie skeptical.
     
  7. djlong

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    "The King's Speech" is not my kind of movie.

    I don't know what it was in the advertisements that made me curious.

    My wife and I hadn't had "a night out" in a while, so we decided to go see this one (all the other movies playing at the time gave us NO interest or we'd seen them)

    I *loved* this movie. I was *SO* glad I went.

    It completely blew away what little expectations I had.
     
  8. Chris Blount

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    Interesting. Looks like I will need to check this one out.
     
  9. djlong

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    It's not often that a movie can make you sympathetic to a character who has had everything in life handed to him. I mean, we're talking ROYALTY and yet the King is in the position of the *underdog* for crying out loud! Masterfully done.
     

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