Movies I Slept Through – The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech is the story of a king that could have benefitted from “The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too”. Colin Firth plays the titular (hehe) king who finds himself in the terrible position of being a public figure and not being able to speak without stammering(that’s English for stuttering).

His wife, Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter), is determined to help. She eventually takes him to Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) a pirate/speech therapist that is supposed to be the best. With the aide of the pirate and the witch standing by his side*, the king attempts to over come his weakness.

I’m almost certain you’ve heard how great this movie is by now, I just wanted to post a review before it wins an Oscar. I’m here to reassure you, it’s great. It gets a Full Energy Drink. It’s a very nuanced movie and you’ll need all of that sugar coursing through your veins to appreciate it. You can crash during the credits, they don’t have out takes or the cast singing a song or anything. Jerks.

*Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush put in great performances as normal human beings in this movie. It was just easier for me to stay tuned in if I pictured them as a witch and a pirate. Yargh.