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.