Tom Hooper's THE KING'S SPEECH
Movie review by Dennis D. McDonald
Excellent film. Excellent cast, intelligent acting, beautiful photography, meticulous set and costume design, brilliant script, superb use of music in soundtrack. Adult, mature, intelligent, and emotionally satisfying.
Seen in a theater full of older people like me. Applause at end. Hope younger folks see this film. Makes emotional anguish of approaching war palpable on a personal level.
Personal favorite: glimpses of equipment in BBC studios — high tech for the time with a global reach!
Only fly in ointment: annoying commercials for upcoming TV shows before film. One of the reasons I go to movies is that I don’t like watching TV shows! Give me a break!
Review copyright (c) 2011 by Dennis D. McDonald