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    The King's Speech

    Couldn't find a thread on this, other than mentions in the Oscar thread.

    Just watched it on dvd last night, and thought it was a great movie. My wife thought it was boring, and fell asleep less than half way through.

    The historical setting really interested me, and overcoming something like that to deliver one of the more important speeches ever given really drew me in. I also thought the interaction between the king and therapist was funny at times.

    I can certainly see why it won so many awards.



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    Re: The King's Speech

    Wow. I watched it last night also. It was not great, but it was solid all the way through. I liked how they wrote up the end. Just an ordinary man thrust into a big role.


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    Re: The King's Speech

    Personally, I thought it was a great movie. It made me laugh a few times as well.



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    Re: The King's Speech

    i liked the movie a lot. better then most Oscar movies where they are so artsy, they're pretentious.


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    Re: The King's Speech

    Plus, it was filmed on a gay porn set!

    King’s Speech Filmed on Gay Porn Set - The Daily Beast



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    Re: The King's Speech

    Great movie. The acting not only by Firth but the whole cast was really well done.



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    Re: The King's Speech

    I thought it was t-t-t-t-terribly boring



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    Re: The King's Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Dopey View Post
    I thought it was t-t-t-t-terribly boring
    Nicely done sir.

    At times it was but I really was impressed that they were able to make a watchable movie out of a limited story. Overall I thought it was good and what makes it so was the top notch acting. Firth was totally believable as Burtie and Rush was his usual brilliant self. I was waiting for it to turn to the typical cheesy ending and there was the faintest of hints of it towards the end but it avoided the cliche pit falls for the most part.



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    Re: The King's Speech

    I can see how somebody might consider it boring, but I thought it was a great movie. Great acting and very funny at times. I wasn't sure how they would make a movie with that story, but it ended up very interesting, especially considering the historical implications.



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    Re: The King's Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by gwoodclone View Post
    I can see how somebody might consider it boring, but I thought it was a great movie. Great acting and very funny at times. I wasn't sure how they would make a movie with that story, but it ended up very interesting, especially considering the historical implications.
    Historically it was interesting, but as a movie, I thought it was terrible. I would have rather watched a History Channel documentary and know that what I was watching wasn't spruced up for cinematic appeal.



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    Re: The King's Speech

    A fast going movie it is not. Once you get past that the story is amazing and all of the history taking place in the background of the story is large and rich in content. We loved it.



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    Re: The King's Speech

    Great movie, but my wife also fell asleep during it.



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