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Britain's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.Written by
While talking about William Shakespeare, one of Logue's sons mentions "the Scottish play". That play is "Macbeth". According to a widely-held superstition, the play is cursed, and saying its title aloud brings bad luck. See more »
After King George VI gives his war speech in the studio with Logue present, he puts his military jacket back on, and the jacket collar is folded down in back as it should be. In the next shot, the collar is flipped up in back as he talks to Logue. In the shot when he leaves the studio, the jacket collar is back down flat as it should be. See more »
1925 / King George V reigns over a quarter of the world's people. He asks his second son, the Duke of York, to give the closing speech at the Empire Exhibition in Wembley, London.
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While his ascension to the throne of England seems imminent, future King George VI struggles with a speech impediment that won't allow him to speak in public without a fair amount of embarrassment to himself and his audience. He seeks and finds help by approaching speech therapist Lionel Logue who offers him his services. This Oscar nominee showcases some very entertaining and witty writing accompanied by excellent cinematography and acting. I don't however think the film is all that it is made out to be with the exceptionally high score it currently presents itself with on this website and roaring Oscar buzz. The story itself is quite thin and there aren't many memorable scenes that warrant a second viewing any time soon.
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