Wednesday, February 2

Film: The King's Speech Click for more info

Okay, I admit it - I'm not particularly clued up on the history of the Monarchy. I know about the Queen of course. Oh and her kids. And she had a mum too. But that's about it really and as far as I'm concerned they've all been around for ever. Obviously that's not true. The Queen also had a dad, who used to be a king. And this just happens to be his story.

And I think that's what makes this film so great. It's not the acting or the direction, even though both are clearly amazing (and for sure, there have been lesser performances nominated for Oscars). No, it's the relevance, the association with ruling powers, the realness behind it all. Yes, yes, I know; it's probably all been fluffed up loads in order to build something as watchable as this film - but that doesn't take away from the fact that these were real people at some point in time.

So yes, in many ways this isn't about a speech impediment or how a man got over one - in fact I'd say that the whole stammer is just a prop to tell a very human story. And that's why The King's Speech is such a good film and totally recommended for you all to watch.

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