Friday, January 7, 2011

the king's speech


We had a chance to see this lovely film at the even lovelier Tampa Theatre, in the week between Christmas and New Year's. If you can, SEE IT. Marvelous screenplay, terrific actors, and an inspirational story. Plenty of humour scattered throughout. Because let's face it, even the most dramatic turns in our lives are seasoned with something to laugh about, if we look for it...

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I loved it, too. And I even took my sons, despite the R rating. A friend told me that because it had the f-word twice it got the R rating -- it's so strange how that words -- the most vile, sexually sophisticated or violent movies can get a PG-13, but two curse words that are completely relevant get an R.

Kay L. Davies said...

I am hoping to see it, but will probably have to wait until it is on TV, because we're very bad about getting out to see movies.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Leslie said...

Elizabeth - Yes. I had checked out the rating beforehand and was surprised when I watched the movie that the cursing was pretty much nonexistent except for one scene. And the words were used in a way that was both humorous and appropriate within the context of the story... as a way for the speech therapist to break through the tremendous walls of reserve his patient was unable to conquer through traditional means.

Kay - maybe you can see it when it comes out on DVD?

deb said...

I just read about this , on NPR maybe?

It looks good, and now two people I trust gave me more reason to see it. We generally don't go to movies, but I can wait .

S. Etole said...

Sounds like a good one ... and yes, there is always humor to be found.

Graceful said...

I absolutely want to see this movie -- my officemate was raving about it this week. She said when the movie ended people in the theater actually applauded! You don't see that much these days.

Can do mom said...

Ooh, this is a movie I have wanted to see ever since I first saw the advertisements for it. Glad to hear of others' approval. I was wondering about the R rating!

B. Meandering said...

Hubby and I tend to wait until we can get it through Netflix, so it will be awhile for us. But it will definitely make our list.

I read where the ruling about the F word gives the movie a one time only before the rating rockets. So two times or one scene was more than allowed. Yet kids at my school drop the f bomb like we used to say "Gosh!" And they laugh off movies like Saw. It's a convoluted world out there. More kids should see this because of it's underlying message.

jane said...

i´m dying to see this. but don´t want to see it in spanish. (jorge saw it and loved it.) just don´t think it would be the same... hope you are enjoying your weekend leslie. :)

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

blimey... another unforgettable firth then, hey? i've seen another (televised) version of this story but thanks so much for drawing attention to this seemingly very intriguing film!

Noelle Renee said...

Best film I have seen even in 2010. I loved it! That Colin Firth sure can wear a sweater and a tux I tell you!
xo
Noelle