Sunday, 16 January 2011

B...b..b...b...Brilliant!

We went to see "The King's Speech" last night

When films receive as much hype as this one, I often find I am disappointed, but not this time. The script was funny, sensitive and intellegent and the acting was fantastic all round... Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush especially. Although it is set against a backdrop of the abdication and the rise of Hitler, it is a very personal story that is ultimately about friendship. I can thoroughly recommend it!

27 comments:

  1. Going to see it was my birthday treat last weekend. Wasn't it just fantastic?

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  2. That looks quite interesting, we don't get to the cinema often so I hadn't heard of it, may have to go see it though! :) x

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  3. Yes yes yes!!!! It is brilliant. We saw it last week and it's was totally gripping all the way through.

    There must me Oscars here surely!

    Celia

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  4. I saw it here in Oz a couple of weeks ago and I thought that it was brilliant as well.
    I thought that all the actors played oustanding roles and I can't remember when I have enjoyed a movie as much as this one.

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  5. Sooo looking forward to seeing it!!
    Vivienne x

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  6. I have only heard good reports of this film and look forward to seeing it myself. As a child I can remember listening to radio broadcasts of various speeches by the King and we would all will him the ability to get through without too much difficulty - each one must have been such an ordeal. What a brave and lovely man he was. He really didn't want to be King, but did an excellent job for us all.

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  7. I've heard nothing but good reports about this film. Bet it will win tons of awards this year.

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  8. I really want to see this, but living so far away froma cinema I may have to wait for it to come out on dvd. They say waiting is good don't they?!

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  9. That's good - I'm going to see it next week.

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  10. Right, that settles it- I'm booking a babysitter and taking Mr DC to see it.

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  11. I'm off to see this with a friend this week - I can't wait! So glad you enjoyed it!

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  12. Definitely on my must-see list!

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  13. We also went to see this last night! Absolutely brilliant. Our little cinema has had to put it on two screens such is the demand. Quite a bit of the script has already made it into the vernacular of this household as well...

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  14. I love your cheeky post title :o)
    I saw this last weekend and absolutely loved it. It has to be the best film I've seen in a very very long time. Hurrah for the lovely Colin Firth.

    Monda
    x

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  15. Was Rufus Sewell in a cameo role?

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  16. Just a thimbleful...

    Oh yes..... Fab-you-luss. I actually remember hearing that 'we are at war' speech as a very small girl!
    Last Zen tonight- boo hoo!

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  17. Just finished watching The Golden Globes -- Geoffrey wuz wobbed!!!!

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  18. I'm dying to see it - looks like a great film!

    xxx

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  19. It's got Colin Firth in! What's not to love??? Lucy x

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  20. Hi Gina, thanks for popping over to my blog today and for your lovely comment, how exciting that I inspired you to buy the book - you won't regret it! This film is top of my list to see, it looks such a goodie and all the better for having CF in it, I say!

    Kate

    PS - when you get the book there is a print error in the bramble scarf, you can get the update on Ravelry or email me if you're interested x

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  21. am hoping to go see it this week!!!

    xx

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  22. not likely to see it in cinemas, wish we had an arthouse, so will be looking forward to it on ye old DVD :)
    always good to see a recommended flick.

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  23. It sounds fabulous - my daughter Caroline went on Thursday and her and nic spent most of sunday afternoon at ours raving about it!!
    must make sure we get there to see it.

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  24. Oh I cannot wait to see this, such a wonderful cast and story. I have very much enjoyed the Radio 4 play on the same topic, it was repeated recently but not quite Colin Firth.

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  25. I feel like the only blogger not to have seen it. I expect I'll have to wait until it comes out on DVD.

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  26. Oh I agree, Gina! My girls and I saw it when they were all home for Christmas break. We ABSOLUTELY LOVE Colin Firth, and he did not disappoint!!
    I expect that he'll win an Oscar (finally) this year.
    (He was robbed last year when he didn't win one for "A Single Man"..
    what a powerful film!!)

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