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PG-13| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.

Cast: Colin Firth , Geoffrey Rush , Helena Bonham Carter , Guy Pearce , Timothy Spall , Derek Jacobi , Jennifer Ehle , Anthony Andrews

Director: Tom Hooper

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

The King's Speech (2010)

Release Date: April 1st, 2011|1 hr. 58 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Two men alone create an epic landscape of feeling in one of the very best movies of the year. show more

  • 100
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The King's Speech is a warm, wise film - the best period movie of the year and one of the year's best movies. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Let's say it without equivocation: Colin Firth deserves an Oscar for his lead role in The King's Speech as the stammering King George VI. show more

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