Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Movie: The King's Speech (2010)

This looks interesting...

This film about King George VI has a great cast, including Colin Firth, Helena Bonham-Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Michael Gambon, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Andrews, and Derek Jacobi.

The only discordant note: why would a movie on this subject need to be rated R?

It opens November 26, 2010.


Blogger Ed South said...

According to, it's "rated R for some language."

4:34 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Interesting. It's too bad as I can't imagine the language is really necessary to tell the story, and it will prevent the film from having the widest audience possible.

Thanks, Ed!

Best wishes,

8:32 AM  
Blogger Missy said...

I've been looking forward to this movie for months. I'm sure they've exaggerated the story and the language. The story exaggeration would be for more drama and the language exaggeration would be for the R rating.

I can't imagine what "big-named actor" besides Firth could play this, but he just doesn't look frail enough for George VI! LOL. George VI was so thin and frail looking that no additional drama would be needed if they could find his double! ;-)

I wonder how Firth and Ehle got a long. ;-)

I notice in one clip, the speech coach refers to Elizabeth as Her Royal Highness. If George was King at that point and she was Queen, then she should have been referred to as Her Majesty! Of course, we can't tell the timeline from the trailer.

Looking forward to seeing this!


11:20 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

I do agree that Firth looks too "sturdy" to be George VI. I also can't look at him and see the King of England; I see the father in Nanny McPhee. Does anyone else have a problem not being able to see an actor as various characters?

7:39 PM  

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