After viewing The Kings Speech, I, alongside the rest of the audience, would be required to give it a standing ovation. The movie itself grabs the attention of the crowd and goes in depth with the problem in which the King has to overcome. Colin Firth plays King George VI in an outstanding performance in which he has to stammer through the entire film. Colin Firth himself is known for playing sophisticated, intellectual roles. He goes out of his element to accurately depict the King in a performance which should no doubtedly win him an Academy Award. He vividly portrays a king who struggles with public speech, stammering and stuttering through life, yet he finds a way to touch the heart of his entire populace.
Geoffrey Rush, nominated for best supporting actor, lives up to his duty as the King’s tutor in a well done performance which captured the attention of the intended audience. His performance in Pirates of the Caribbean heralded many supporters for this role. Helena Bonham Carter, also nominated for best supporting actress, plays a suffering wife, depicting the character of queen Elizabeth. Her performance in the first hour holds strong, but her presence dies after the hour mark. Her performance is truly wonderful, leaving the crowd wondering and hoping her presence will remain strong throughout the drama. Even though her role dies out throughout the drama, her performance leaves the audience in hope that she will remain strong through the entire film.
The question remains, will The Kings Speech win “Best Motion Picture”? The Answer is Yes. The acting in the movie was so well done, that the three main characters are heralded as not only nominees, but favorites to bring home the Oscar. Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter might not win, but the stellar performance of Colin Firth should certainly win him true recognition.
The Oscars will debut on February 27th, in which Colin Firth should win best actor, that is, if a god really exists. The Kings Speech not only accurately depicts a pivotal time in English history where the king’s auditory skills were so vital, but offers many stellar performances by established actors of our time. The film succeeds in portraying it’s historical significance, while hosting many successful actors and actresses. The Kings Speech is truly a film that reaches out to historians and intellectual film attendees. Colin Firth should, without a doubt, win the Oscar for “Best Actor” in a part which will bring him into the actors equivalency of the “Hall of Fame”.