ok, so i am not a prolific movie viewer and many of the ones i do see are the only palatable ones offered on my cable provider at home. but i have had a craving for movies in the theatre lately (and not just for the buttery popcorn) and gathered up some friends to see The King's Speech this week.
and it was phenomenal. i call oscar nods for both of colin firth and geoffrey rush. i have never been disappointed by firth or rush and i am convinced that they are so instrumental to this film's success that they deserve all the accolades that come their way.
the story of the british monarchy is fascinating, the cinematography of a post-war london is stunning, and there are more than a few laughs.
i hope you will spend a few hours, watch this movie, and learn a little bit of 20th century european history. awesome.