the king's speech (2010): american fascination with british monarchy

Merry Christmas!  Winter break has made an unexpected, upsetting turn but I am trying my best to march onwards, head up, face determined.  Today, the parentals and I decided to go watch Tom Hooper's historical drama of Queen Elizabeth II's dad, poor spazzy, temperamental king with a stuttering nature, played by the brilliant Colin Firth.  Alongside are the ever-shining Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Mother and Geoffrey Rush as snarky, unprofessional yet efficient, Australian speech defect therapist, Lionel Logue.  It was a nice escape into another period piece in which the weather outside matches the weather within the film on this holiday season.

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