The King's Speech

The King's Speech

DVD - 2011
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The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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mammothhawk229e
Aug 21, 2017

Very human portrayal of George VI & his speech therapist. Movie cast & crew did their homework.

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Weyes2Wonder
Jul 30, 2017

This "feel good" film earns that allegory, the way only a true story can.
It's well-produced, impeccably-acted and the comedic sprinklings are typically Brit.
Subtle...and razor-sharp.
The characters not only captured my empathy, the movie's Old World perspectives instilled an appreciation for possessing the ability to do so..

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rb3221
Mar 26, 2017

An amazing story well worth your time.

AL_ZOEY Aug 25, 2016

A great historical story worthy of its own movie! The acting is spot on, and the scenery isn't half bad either.

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twzrhd
Mar 31, 2016

Well made movie. Highly recommend watching.

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uugene
Mar 04, 2016

I remember quite enjoying The King's Speech in its first year of release. Having just seen it again (five years later), I'm even more impressed with the quality of the production and the captivating performances by Firth, Rush, and Carter. When it comes to nuance, these English chaps nail it!

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Nursebob
Feb 20, 2016

Tom Hooper’s biopic detailing the relationship between King George VI and Australian ex-pat Lionel Logue, a self-proclaimed speech therapist who helped him overcome the crippling stutter which severely hampered his ability to deliver a speech or have a simple conversation. Having exhausted every doctor they could find, George’s wife Elizabeth convinced him to see Logue as a last resort and despite her husband’s grave misgiving and the therapist’s unorthodox methods—like having the future king roll on the floor or shout obscenities at the top of his lungs—a slow and painful progress takes place. Managing to get the reluctant monarch through his coronation ceremony with nary a stammer, Logue’s greatest challenge was yet to come when WWII broke out in Europe and George was forced to make the most important radio address in his life… Lavishly filmed with palatial interiors contrasting with Logue’s colourfully spartan apartments and featuring a first rate cast including Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Spall (as Winston Churchill), and Academy-award winner Colin Firth, the film is certainly lovely to look at though never quite as engaging as it promises to be despite its historical significance. But Hooper’s solid directing keeps things flowing and David Seidler’s incisive screenplay gives us a feel for all involved.

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earlosatrun
Oct 31, 2015

A wonderful thing to watch again.

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shlby69m
Oct 14, 2015

Great movie! Some violence and some great drama! Colin Firth at his most violent! Samuel L. Jackson is funny! Adult spy fun!

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FaylinaMeir
Oct 13, 2015

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Dec 21, 2011

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Jul 10, 2011

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Feb 17, 2011

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vitriolic7eyes May 01, 2012

Coarse Language: There is quite a bit of coarse language but it isn't used against anyone. It is simply stated...it makes sense in context nevertheless be prepared as it comes up every once in a while.

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lukeooo2
Jan 30, 2012

Coarse Language: lots of it in one part

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bookaholic007
Jul 29, 2011

Coarse Language: Lionel encourages Berty to swear, let the anger out and especially at one point there is ALOT of swearing. Sometimes Berty will be practicing reading and break out in the F word or the S word, it's kinda weird and semi-desterbing but it's still a good movie.

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imaginethat
Feb 17, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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imaginethat
Feb 17, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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spoonb3rri Aug 12, 2012

Queen Elizabeth: I intend to be a very great queen...to a very great king.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

"good king with good speech"

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bookaholic007
Jul 29, 2011

"I'm no king, i'm no king, i'm no king"

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NanaPat
Jul 10, 2011

" because I have a voice!"

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imaginethat
Feb 17, 2011

"Have you brought my shilling?"

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spoonb3rri Aug 09, 2012

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

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mysccl
Jul 10, 2012

i like the movies based on history. the king who struggles with his speech finally could be able to overcome the difficulty with the help of his therapist. the final speech is the highlight.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

a true story of a king and his wife who take's a rite positon to take care of England

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phyllis49
Mar 18, 2012

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall, Anthony Andrews.
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