Of course, it helps that I absolutely love Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter. It was so interesting watching Carter play a straight part. I'm used to her more quirky roles like in Sweeney Todd and Les Miserables.
This was the first time I had seen a movie with Geoffrey Rush . . . or so I thought. I realized when I was looking through his filmography on IMDB that I have actually seen him in quite a few movies . . . including personal favourites-- The Banger Sisters and Shakespeare in Love.
This movie is the story of King George VI and the speech therapist who helps him overcome a speech impediment that keeps the king from feeling he succeed.
It is an excellent movie and I have watched it several times already.
Academy Awards, USA 2011
|Best Motion Picture of the Year|
|Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role|
|Best Achievement in Directing|
|Best Writing, Original Screenplay|
|Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role|
Helena Bonham Carter
|Best Achievement in Cinematography|
|Best Achievement in Film Editing|
|Best Achievement in Costume Design|
|Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score|
|Best Achievement in Sound Mixing|
|Best Achievement in Art Direction|
Eve Stewart (production designer)
Judy Farr (set decorator)