The King's Speech
The King's Speech is a British historical drama released in 2010. Tom Hooper directed it from a script written by David Seidler. Although only recently released, The King’s Speech has won many awards including the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award. The film stars Colin Firth, who plays King George VI, and Geoffrey Rush, who takes on the role of Lionel Logue, the speech therapist responsible for helping George VI overcome a stammer.
The King’s Speech starts after the death of King George V and the notorious resignation of King Edward VIII, and it chronicles the life events of Bertie (Colin Firth) who, though plagued with a debilitating speech problem since birth, has suddenly been crowned King George VI of England. At the time England was on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, so Elizabeth, Bertie’s wife, hires a eccentric speech therapist named Lionel Logue to attempt to cure her husband and make it possible for him to lead their country. The King’s Speech, then, takes an in-depth look at the relationship between the Kind and his therapist, the unorthodox treatment methods he was given, and, of course, the events that took place after the King overcomes his stammer. One such event, was the radio-address—The King’s Speech—heard around the country that he delivered perfectly and which inspired his people to, in the end, unite with one another and, in the end, win the war.