It had been nearly 20 years since I last had to zigzag through rows of people seated in the darkened confines of a movie theatre. That was prior to my discovering a fascinating snippet of the real life story upon which the movie, “The King’s Speech” was based. The New York Times article also featured highly favourable reviews of the film prior to its recent worldwide release.
It was then I decided that this film would be the one to break my cinematic drought. And so it did. On the eve of New Year’s Eve 2010, at home in Australia, I witnessed a superb cast act out an amazing story, in this finely tuned and highly professional production.
Surely this is the stuff of “Oscar” nominations for 2011. OK, I admit I am a little biased, because Geoffrey Rush is an Australian.
But for those fortunate enough to see it, “The King’s Speech” will leave you speechless with delight. Of that I am sure.
The King’s Speech – video 2 mins 26 sec