January 7, 2011

The King's Speech

During our vacation, my sister and I enjoyed an afternoon to ourselves.  We decided to go see a movie, which is something we don't get to do very often these days, having little ones at home.  We saw "The King's Speech", with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter.  It was wonderful.  The acting is tremendous, and the story is interesting and uplifting.  If you don't know about it yet, you will - it looks like it's going to do very well during awards season.  

Colin Firth plays the Duke of York, who goes on to become King George VI, after his older brother abdicates the throne to him.  It takes place in the 30s and early 40s, in the buildup to World War II.  The King has a speech impediment - he stammers - so he engages a speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush.  The movie is essentially about the relationship between these two men.  Again, it's wonderful.  Highly recommend it.  Here's the review by the NY Times if you want to read more.
images via NYTimes


  1. I'm seeing this next week, can't wait, the reviews have been fabulous haven't they>

    Happy New Year :)

  2. i so cant wait to see this. everyone i know whos seen it says it is just amazing.

    and in answer to your question about where i got my shoes from - you are right. i did get them from a far away place from you haha. i got them for an australian store called sportsgirl. i know they have an online store but im not sure if they ship overseas. hope that helps though :)

    happy new year mary :) xx

  3. i really, really, really want to see this, and it's playing at my favorite sarasota theater (they serve food, beer and wine there -- such fun). i think you've just given me the push to bite the bullet and go see it. :)


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