The King’s Speech (2010)

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“The King’s Speech” is a 2010 historical drama movie directed by Tom Hooper and starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. The movie is based on the true story of King George VI of the United Kingdom, who struggled with a severe stutter and sought the help of speech therapist Lionel Logue to overcome it.

The movie follows the relationship between the two men as Logue works to help the king improve his speech and overcome his anxiety about public speaking, particularly as he is thrust into the role of king following the abdication of his brother Edward VIII. The movie also explores the personal relationships of the characters, particularly between the king and his supportive wife, Queen Elizabeth (Bonham Carter), and the challenges they faced in navigating the political and personal turmoil of the era.

“The King’s Speech” was praised for its performances, particularly Firth’s portrayal of King George VI, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor. The movie was also praised for its script, direction, and historical accuracy, and was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $400 million worldwide. “The King’s Speech” received numerous award nominations, including twelve Academy Award nominations, and won four, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay.

Duration: 118 min.


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