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The King's Speech Movie Review Summary

Actors: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush

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Prince Albert of England (Colin Firth) has a speech disability. So his wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) refers him to Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), a speech therapist. Logue and Prince Albert run through speech exercises, while also trying to discover the psychological implications of the disability. Albert confides his difficult and pressure-filled childhood, mostly from oppression from his overbearing father. When Albert's father dies, his older brother, David becomes king. The brothers argue over David's relationship with an American divorcee Wallis Simpson, who Albert feels would taint the monarchy since it opposed marriage to a divorced person. David abdicates the throne to marry Wallis, and Albert is instantly crowned king much to his apprehension. Albert continues therapy up until his momentous speech in 1939, declaring the British war against Germany. The two remained friends and worked on many well-applauded speeches rallying the British up until the second World War.   
Best part of story, including ending: That this is a true story, and such peculiar events really happened.

Best scene in story: Seeing Albert come out of his shell and realize himself that he is worthy to be king.

Opinion about the main character: I like watching this sovereign act like a fumbling, regular person. It's because we sometimes forget that these famous people are just like us, sometimes with even more faults than others.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar





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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   prince/king/queen/knight Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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