I find The King's Speech to be incredibly underrated picture, despite its Oscar wins. Ever since it won, people have been bitching about it. My all time favorite movie was nominated back then but I'm glad The King's Speech won. In fact, I find it to be one of the best Best Picture winners. People who can't tear themselves from ipads and had a surge of euphoria during every single "cool" and "amazingly clever" exchange in Fincher's movie about the creator of facebook will scream about the superiority of The Social Network. I, myself, had I not been a romantic person would scream about how original Black Swan was and how old fashioned The King's Speech looks comparing to it. But the thing is that The King's Speech is the perfect movie for Best Picture - it's lovely, warm and it has something the aforementioned don't - it's genuinely uplifting. Not everyone needs unique films with posh, polished dialogue like The Social Network. Not everyone likes being devastated by films like Black Swan, which leaves its audiences in despair. But we all like to smile, don't we?
I wrote about quiet battles in the beginning - and King George, shy, awkward man must fight such battle. Unable to use his words, unable to lead, he must find the strength to give a speech. Something as simple as speech. Something that can give his people hope. That can give the others encouragement. That can give him the confidence to be a leader. And the whole movie is leading up to him giving that single speech, that for all we know had an impact on the future events.
I had been taking my mother to see movies for a decade now. We saw a lot of movies together. But after The King's Speech was over she simply turned to me and said "what a beautiful film". Not once did it happen before. Not once did it happen again.
I turn on the news and every day there are new stories - mother killing her six children. People putting their dogs in laundry machines and ovens. Children being raped. School shootings. Hit and runs. Domestic violence. In a flood of violence and ugliness, news of human kindness and courage go unnoticed. And that is something that should be sensational - one human being being kind, supportive and loving to another. One person finding a friend in someone. Someone overcoming his difficulties, even seemingly as silly and insignificant as stammer.
Man, who becomes a king, to protect his nation. Woman, who stands by her husband no matter what. Teacher, who becomes a friend. I will forever be glad that The King's Speech didn't go unnoticed.
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