Sunday, May 8, 2011

The King's Speech

Director Tom Hooper caught cinematic lightning in a bottle with this historical biopic about a king with a speech impediment that was so serious that he almost gave up his crown. Critics will argue for years whether it deserved to be named the best movie of 2010, but there is no denying that Colin Firth deserved every accolade he received, including the Oscar, for his performance as King George VI. Re-watching it gives viewers a chance to set aside all the Oscar buzz and enjoy a simple, yet well made tale brought to life by one of the best ensemble casts in recent memory.

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