No Impediment to Enjoyment

We saw The King’s Speech last night, and boy was it a wonderful movie! I didn’t know that George VI had a lifelong stuttering problem, which he fought to overcome when he unexpectedly became king.

The screenplay was excellent and the performances were marvelous, Colin Firth’s in particular.

There’s a particularly funny scene where the Archbishop of Canterbury realizes His Majesty is being treated by <gasp> a commoner. Only to find out to his horror that the situation is in fact much, much worse, because the person is not just a commoner, but an Australian commoner.

Apparently Aussies were not held in high regard in Merry Old back then. Maybe not now, either, for all I know :).

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