Monday, January 31, 2011

The King's Speech: a note from a reader



I got a note from a dear Canadian blog reader today:

I know you are a movie aficionado, Ana. Last night, my family watched The King's Speech at our local theatre. It was such a lovely movie, that I just had to write. The King's Speech is a truly great movie that is made even better by the fact that it is a true story. It is set in England, with WWII on the doorstep, and a young and morally confused new king (Edward VIII) has resigned after only a few months on the throne. The new king, George VII, is a good choice for the throne, but has a very debilitating stammer. The age of radio is dawning, and the new king is expected to give all sorts of radio broadcasts....Go and watch it, Ana. Lots of history. Good cinematography. Well edited. Great acting. You will LOVE it.
Guaranteed!
K.

PS the only disclaimer is that there are two instances of swearing the movie. The king's speech therapist uses the "swear words" technique in the king's therapy.

3 comments:

love2learnmom said...

Oh, I agree, it's a wonderful movie!!!

Katherine said...

I was wondering why it was rated R? Just the swear words?

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

I checked on Netflix as they always have the "common-sense" ratings-- it does seem that it is the swearing that earns it the R rating.
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_King_s_Speech/70135893?trkid=2361637#height2007