Colin Firth is tremendously talented, and this film, above all others, shows that talent. This film follows the prologue and early reign of King George VI, who despite a good heart and technical understanding of the throne, has a debilitating stutter that threatens to ruin his career. I can’t imagine how much it took for Firth to master the stutter, or how to portray himself overcoming it. Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush also appear as George’s wife and speech therapist, both of whom are instrumental in his battle to overcome his ‘default’. Tom Hooper directs this stellar cast and thanks to this film he was catapulted into the spotlight as the premiere British director, a title that he has maintained thanks to a number of other great films since. This film is easily the best of 2010 and probably one of the best this century.
Well-acted and directed, this is a truly impressive piece of art.
This one receives only the highest praise from me and I give it…
5 out of 5