Pick of the Day: The King’s Speech

I  haven’t seen this movie yet, and likely won’t until it gets released on DVD (or perhaps shows up at the RPL Theatre, although it’s not listed in the January-February schedule). It’s a historical drama based on the story of an Australian-born speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) who helped the future King George VI  (Colin Firth) overcome a debilitating stutter when he was thrust into the royal spotlight after his older brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry the American divorcee Wallace Simpson.

Even if you’re not a big fan of the British Royal family, which I definitely am not, with England and the rest of the British Commonwealth on the brink of war with Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers, this was a pivotal moment in world history. Here’s the trailer for The King’s Speech.

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