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The King's Speech: Film About Stuttering

By December 12, 2010

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The recently released movie "The King's Speech" recounts the story of King George VI (played by Colin Firth), and how he overcame a speech impediment with the help of speech therapist Lionel Logue (played by Geoffrey Rush).

The story of King Geoge VI involves the abdication of the throne by his older brother King Edward VIII, which left Albert (King George VI) suddenly thrust into the position of King. With the help of his wife, the future Queen Mother, and the eccentric speech therapist, King George VI overcomes his stutter and delivers a radio address to motivate and bring together a country in battle.

This British historical drama has already received positive reviews from critics, and won the People's Choice Award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

Will you see this film? Given the positive reviews, the presence of Colin Firth, and the fact that it is an inspirational story, I can say that I probably will. At the very least, it will be interesting to see how the movie fares at the 2011 Oscars.

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