Kings Speech (Blu-Ray)

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Best movie of the year@

on 7/1/2011

This isn't just another period piece or costume drama. It's a slice of history with a very real problem that many people deal with: stammering or stuttering. In this case, it's King George VI of England. He takes over after his brother abdicates the throne. George's problem is public speaking, and imagine just how hard it would have been for someone who had to make many broadcasts during his reign. He gets help from speech therapist Lionel Logue and from his loving wife as well. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter are at their best here as the three main characters. The interplay between Firth and Rush is especially moving to watch. The two men end up becoming close friends, not just a king and his subject/therapist. Excellent and highly recommended.

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Surprisingly interesting

on 6/6/2012

On paper, one might not expect much from a movie about a King with a speech impediment. Thanks to wonderful acting and direciton however, this is the best film of the year! The story is interesting because it highlights the complications of having a King who must inspire his people during a time of crisis.

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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.

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Studio Tcfhe/anchor Bay/starz
SKU 219782849
UPC 013132313597
UPC 14 00013132313597
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 6/17/2014
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Awards
Oscar (2011) Colin Firth, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role,Danny Cohen, Nominee, Best Achievement in Cinematography,David Seidler, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen,Geoffrey Rush, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role,Helena Bonham Carter, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role,Iain Canning et al., Nominee, Best Motion Picture of the Year
Golden Globe (2011) Colin Firth, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama,David Seidler, Nominee, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture,Helena Bonham Carter, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,Kings Speech, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Drama,Tom Hooper, Nominee, Best Director - Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild (2011) Geoffrey Rush, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role,Helena Bonham Carter, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role,Kings Speech, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
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ReviewSource New York, Observer
Review The King's Speech is a masterpiece...This true story, impeccably directed by Tom Hooper (13 Emmys for TV's John Adams miniseries) from an exemplary, well-researched screenplay by David Seidler, is a history lesson with warm, heart-rending humor that centers on the quirky relationship between England's beloved King George VI (Colin Firth, in the performance of a lifetime) and his irreverent, unconventional Australian speech teacher, a failed Shakespearean actor named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). The film is a colossal triumph on so many levels that it's a challenge to know how to begin to describe it...It's an epic story, but the regal pomp and pageantry are never intrusive. Even with his inventive staging and surprising visuals, Director Hooper keeps everything as real and natural as breathing. The majestic cast is overwhelming...The King's Speech has left me speechless.
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Reviewer Rex Reed
ReviewRating 9
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Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com It's a warm, richly funny and highly enjoyable human stor...
Joe Morgenstern,Wall Street Journal It's a rare combination of crowd-pleaser and triumphant artistry.
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post ...an intelligent, winning drama fit for a king...
Lou Lumenick, New York Post Old-school filmmaking at its bes...
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ... a crowning achievement powered by a dream cast...

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