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Old 07-23-2011, 05:28 PM
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I didn't feel it deserved an R rating either daria.
It was an excellent movie. I saw it 3 times!
It was indeed. I lost count of how many times I've gone to the movies to see it (stopped keeping track after three).
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:13 PM
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This was an exceptional movie. I rarely want to see a movie a second or third time but this was one of the rare ones. I think Colin Firth is outstanding even if he hardly resembles George VI.

One point of interest for anyone who cares... Michael Gambon (of the Harry Potter films) plays George V in this movie; in 2003 he played Edward VII in "The Lost Prince", father of George V!! This I found very amusing and ironic.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:48 PM
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And I also don't get why there was an 'edited' version. Because let's be honest, there are movies out there that have a lot more cursing, as well as violence and sex to boot, so really, no reason to cut out/edit the only thirty seconds/one minute of swearing in the entire production. It went with the scene. The man was angry and frustrated, so he swore.
I wonder if that scene, in which he swore, actually happened.I wonder what the Queen, who might have saw the film,thought of it too!
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:16 AM
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We know that the Queen wouldn't care - she is on record earlier in her career when she was to watch a show and people were concerned about what one of the show's stars might say. Her comment was along the lines of: 'Let him say what he likes. I am the daughter of a sailor and married to a sailor'.

I am sure that she is fully aware that her father would, on occasions, swear - just like her husband.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:56 AM
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We know that the Queen wouldn't care - she is on record earlier in her career when she was to watch a show and people were concerned about what one of the show's stars might say. Her comment was along the lines of: 'Let him say what he likes. I am the daughter of a sailor and married to a sailor'.

I am sure that she is fully aware that her father would, on occasions, swear - just like her husband.
Yes exactly- and the movie is such a sympathetic, lovely portrait of her parents that I'm sure the Queen loved it. William said publicly that he loved it, and I doubt he'd have done that had the Queen been angry about the way her father was portrayed.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:00 AM
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It's no secret that George VI had a temper and when feeling under pressure or frustrated could let fly.
It was probably a healthier option than bottling it up.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:04 PM
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I watched the film a few days ago. Performances by Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush were impressive. I was not impressed by Ms. Bonham Carter's performance. Costumes were great. The portrayal was quite sugary.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:07 AM
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The play which inspired the Oscar-winning film starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush The King's Speech will receive its world premiere in 2012 in Guildford.
Play of The King's Speech to premiere in UK - Telegraph
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:42 AM
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I thoroughly enjoyed this film. A top effort with stunning wardrobes and sets.
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The play which inspired the Oscar-winning film starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush The King's Speech will receive its world premiere in 2012 in Guildford.
Play of The King's Speech to premiere in UK - Telegraph
It will also travel to the Theatre Royals at Nottingham, Bath, Brighton, London's Richmond Theatre before concluding at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle on March 17th.

The King's Speech Will Embark on U.K. Tour in February 2012; Initial Casting Announced - Playbill.com
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Did anybody find the DoY/Queen Elizabeth condescending and arrogant in this movie? I've only seen it once a year ago but I remember scenes where she came off very "I'm royalty you're not".
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:37 AM
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Oh I don't think there is any doubt that she knew her station in life. She was brought to know her place in the world and marrying the Duke of York and becoming "royal" wouldn't have made that much difference to her at all. After all, he was only "the spare" when she married him and they did not live a particularly public life.
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A truly lovely film...
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Old 10-11-2020, 08:47 PM
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Wonderful film that I saw several times... Really heartwarming with very likeable people !
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Old 10-11-2020, 08:51 PM
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I LOVE this film........and George VI is my favorite Royal, so I was really happy that, after it came out, he finally started to get some attention (I always thought he's been overlooked by many)
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I can't believe this movie is over 10 years old!
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Old 10-31-2020, 08:00 AM
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Neither can I. But since it's an historical story with no flash bangs and CGI it won't date as most movies made these days.
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Being hearing impaired with a speech impediment, as a kid, the nuns I had decided it would be a good idea for the class to sit and listen as she read Helen Keller's story to us all to help the kids "understand" me and help me to fit in. Needless to say, it didn't work and 99.9% of the class was bored to tears. Now.. years later with The King's Speech movie being released, *that* would have been a movie I'd *pay* those nuns to run every so often for the class.

I really can identify with Bertie so much. The insecure feelings and the stronghold of fear of having to speak in front of a group is not something you can just "get over it". Bertie found the perfect teacher and not only that, he also had the strength and stay (why does that sound so familiar??) in the woman by his side that encouraged him through everything. I've had to address a room full of about 500 people once upon a time and trust me, it took someone with the love and caring and encouragement like the Queen Mum to get me up there to do it. He's not let me down since because I married him and didn't let him get away.

Unfortunately, hubby has never seen the movie. I've seen it more times than I can actually count.
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The King's Speech still remain one of my favourite films, from the plot, music/soundtracks, set design to the brilliant actors and actresses. Yes, I understand it may not be 100% historically accurate, but this film certain want me to watch it multiple times.
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