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.
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