I would like to say it is indisputably the best film of the year. Ah well, some Facebook lovers would object.
I didn’t know much about George VI before, but one of the things that struck me was the level of intimacy with the depiction of the British king. In the film, Lionel Logue, the speech therapist who would be the king’s lifelong friend, calls him ‘Bertie’ in their first encounter without slightest hesitation. I understand it is within a speech therapy setting, but when you are watching the scene where the two men swear at each other, you will almost forget that you are watching a historical film about a British king in the time when the monarchy was more revered and respected than it is today. We get to see that King George VI was a stuttering family man who was lucky to find a good friend… That’s pretty much what the movie is about.
Royal families… I used to live in the other side of the globe so its sphere of influence has not been very close to me. William and Kate will marry next month, and is there anything else about it other than the mere realization that two good man and woman will finally be together after years of truthful affection?