Saturday, February 5, 2011

Go See It

Don't wait any longer.
It is based on the true story of King George VI (father of the current Queen Elizabeth). He struggled/suffered his whole life with a stammer. This movie tells the story of how his wife found him help and a friend through a speech therapist. And how it changed the world (is that too dramatic ? ).
And you can totally ignore that rating. Pointless really. Here is a great little article on why ratings are lame and not the best way to determine what movies you will spend your time on.
The whole movie deserves every award it is nominated for. Amazing and talented cast. Powerful and inspiring story.
Other things I Loved:
The relationship between Albert/King George VI and his wife the Queen
She shows such sweet Support and Love throughout the hardship of his stammer and becoming King.
Perseverance and Courage
Great Friendship and Forgiveness

I also saw Midway to Heaven.  It is a fun, cheesy, tearful film and worthy of some support. And I loved going to the premiere.  It was fun to see the cast and be a part of the excitement for them. Although not the biggest fan of the Bachelor's Michelle Money. Thanks for a little hook up from Hilary and Aimee Weeks. Hilary's music was featured in the movie. Well done Hilary. 


Sara said...

my design professor took us to see the king's speech as a field trip right when it came out. LOVED IT. it is the best movie i have seen in a long time. good storytelling and gorgeous cinematography. so happy you loved it too!

Angie said...

Oh I can't wait to see the King's Speech!

And my mom sent me the trailer to Midway to Heaven because she knew I would die when I saw that Michelle was in it. Crazy! That's cool you got to be at the premier.

Erin S. said...

You're torturing me, Annie :). I'm holding out to see it when the edited version comes out:
It is a shame they didn't try to make it a PG or PG-13 from the start. It seems like they could have come up with creative ways to get the idea of using swearing in speech therapy across without making people have to listen to the actual word over and over. Re: the Eyre article--I totally agree that it is lame when people think they can watch any old piece of trash because "whew! it's PG-13!" King's Speech looks so good, and right up my alley. I'm glad to have a glowing recommendation from someone whose opinion I trust as much as yours, Annie :). I can't wait! Hope you are having a good week!