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The King’s Speech

My friend Susan saw The King’s Speech and raved about it.  She liked it so much she went and saw it again.  This is in spite of the fact that it is rated ‘R’.

We decided to see it at Oberlin’s Apollo Theater.  It’s an old-fashioned theater recently purchased and renovated by Oberlin College.  It has a nice big screen, low prices and every Wednesday there is no extra charge to see the latest 3-D movies.

Colin Firth gives an incredible performance as a someone who stammers but must speak in public.  I hesitated seeing the movie at first as I grew up with a speech impediment.  No worries as the movie was wonderful.   The relationship between the king and speech therapist seems real and grows in a realistic way.

The backdrop of the beginnings of World War II gave the movies a sense of urgency and made me want to read more about the times.

On the ‘R’ rating;  I thought this was absolutely stupid.  The only reason for the rating was a string of obscenities strung together in one scene in the movie.  I have seen the same thing or worse on some high school kids’ facebook walls.  Don’t let the rating stop you from seeing it.  This is without a doubt one of the best movies I have seen in years.