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It was a very smart move on my part. It's an amazing film. Colin Firth was magnificent. Not in a hot-Mr-Darcy-emerging-from-the-lake kind of way. In a strong, intelligent actor at the height of his powers kind of way. Geoffrey Rush was as great as ever and it was good to see Helena Bonham-Carter going back to her roots & playing an English gentlewoman.
For those of you not in the know, it's about Bertie, the reluctant prince who overcame a crippling stammer with the help of an unorthodox Australian speech therapist and became King George VI. During World War II, King George VI played a very important part in boosting British morale and became a symbol of the British spirit. I actually found myself welling up at times as they both overcame obstacles in their lives and became the unlikeliest of friends. Dare I whisper the hackneyed phrase 'life affirming'?
Definitely a recommendation from me.