My take on “The King’s Speech”

Author: Denise Masino
January 29, 2011

With the 83rd Annual Academy Award show coming up, I’m trying to see as many of the best picture nominees for Oscars as I can because I like hosting Oscar parties with close friends and competing to see who can predict the most Oscar winners. Tonight I went to see “The Kings Speech” starring Colin Firth, as King George VI of England, and Geoffrey Rush, as Lionel Logue his eccentric speech therapist. All I can say about this film is SEE IT NOW. The performances by Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush are fun, funny, heartwarming, inspiring and real. This is a story of the healing power of friendship and courage. We all deal with challenges, fears and insecurities and whether we fail or succeed, it’s the courage with which we face our hardest times and biggest fears and the people we have around us that matters most.  I loved everything about this film. And what a pleasure to see Helena Bohnam-Carter’s true beauty shine through. It’s no surprise that all three of these actors are nominated for an Oscar and that The Kings Speech has a whopping 12 Oscar nominations. I hope you enjoy this inspiring true story as much as I did.

I can’t help but say I want to see Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush win Oscars for their amazing and inspiring performances in The King’s Speech. I watched the movie with a smile on my face, clapped when it was over and left the theater feeling inspired by the power of courage and friendship.

5 Responses to “My take on “The King’s Speech””

  1. blacknblue Says:

    I too am on a mission to see every Best Picture nominated film. So far I’ve seen Inception, Toy Story 3, and The Social Network. The Fighter is next. Hopefully it’s as good as the other 3 were.

  2. Denise Masino Says:

    blacknblue: So far I’ve seen The Black Swan, Inception, The King’s Speech, Toy Story 3, The Social Network, & True Grit. That still leaves me 4 best picture nominees. Not sure if I will get to see them all before the Academy awards but I’m going to try. Would love to hear your honest thoughts on the movies you see 🙂

  3. blacknblue Says:

    Of the movies I’ve seen so far:

    Inception- Great movie imo. The action sequences were of course amazing; they were fast paced and spectacular visually without feeling too hectic or cluttered, as is often the case with films of this nature. The actors did a good job, but the story and the effects somewhat overshadowed the jobs they did. Ellen Page in particular seemed superfluous: throughout the movie I kept wondering what exactly was the point of having her here. Joshua Gordon Levitt was the best actor in the film, and was really believable. The twist at the end is what everyone was talking about, and I agree with most in saying that the ending was smart and cleverly written. Great movie all around.

  4. Denise Masino Says:

    I enjoyed Inception for sure and its always hard to remember the details of a movie you watched earlier in the year but on pure performance, I have to say I love the acting in The Kinds Speech and The Fighter. Mind you, I havent seen all of the nominations but Im working on it. xoxo D

  5. blacknblue Says:

    Denise: What’s your favorite movie of all time?

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