King's Speech: Well Delivered

The King's SpeechWhile the film suffers from most of the ailments of films where protagonists overcome ailments, King's Speech, is nonetheless a thoroughly entertaining film mostly because of excellent performance by Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter and excellent dialogue which is biting and often very funny. Colin Firth will certainly win an Oscar as the academy loves tales of overcoming adversity. However, Geoffrey Rush is perhaps equally, if not more, deserving.

Young Don Hopper, in what is practically his first major film, works well with what was clearly a limited budget and makes a really good, if uni-dimensionally, Oscar focused film.

King's Speech is an important piece of history that had to be told eventually and here it has been told well.