Considering the amount of press and buzz surrounding The King’s Speech, the last thing the internet needs is another review for it. Suffice it to say that I felt all the attention was more than deserved. The film was as much, or perhaps more, about the friendship between Lionel Logue and King George IV. It was an unlikely friendship, considering the worlds each man occupied.
The acting by Firth, Rush, and Bonham-Carter is simply unbelievable. And the script is a work of near-perfection, balancing dramatic heartbreak with generous doses of wit throughout. One doesn’t have to be a student or enthusiast of history in order to appreciate this film, mostly because it cuts through the grandeur of epic events and finds a very human center. Easily one of my favorites of the year.