This month’s movie was the Historical Biopic on Prince Albert’s struggle with his speech impediment before he became King George VI “The King’s Speech” from 2010 starring Colin Firth as His Majesty, King George VI.

How would one describe this movie? A beautiful and respectful film that will leave you in tears and awe that even the greatest of people struggle with speech impediments. 

What exactly is the plot of the movie? Britain’s Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.


Runtime: 118 minutes (1 hour and 58 minutes)

Rating: PG (Coarse Language)

Fun Fact: After the film had been completed Colin Firth struggled to lose the stutter he had developed for the film and required speech assistance, just like King George VI.

How to See it: It is currently streaming on Prime Video & can be purchased from Google Play, YouTube, & Apple TV.

Personal Rating: Easily an 8/10

Personal Feelings: I had been interested in this film ever since I saw the clip of the vulgar therapy rant and had little to no knowledge of the context. After watching the film, it hit very close to home with my own difficulties with my own speech impediment and the film has now become one of my favourite films.

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