Friday Morning Bookclub

March 7, 2011

The King’s Speech…….And More!

Filed under: Movies — susanbright @ 12:24 pm

This weekend I finally went to see The King’s Speech. Assuming that we were the only ones that had not seen this movie yet, we arrived at the last moment only to find that the few seats available were in the front two rows. On the positive side, I did not need to wear my glasses and the seats reclined and were very comfortable.

 I always enjoy the coming attractions and was excited to see that Water For Elephants will be in theaters this April. Water for Elephants  by Sara Gruen was a Friday Morning Bookclub favorite. It  is the story of Jacob Jankowsky, who at the age of 23 loses his parents in a car accident, leaves veterinary school and ends up on the Benzini Brother’s circus train. The story, told in flash backs by the 93-year-old Jacob is an amazing account of his life with the circus. The movie stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon and looks like it is going to be really good!  

 Once The King’s Speech began, it would not have mattered where I was sitting. The movie was that good and certainly deserved the four awards  it won for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and of course Best Actor for Colin Firth. In fact, I am surprised that it did not win more awards.  Geoffrey Rush was amazing as Lionel Logue. The Kings Speech is one of the few movies that I would like to see a second time.  You do not want to miss this movie!

 
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3 Comments »

  1. I felt the same way Susan. I wanted to see it again.I did rent The Social Network and watched that with my husband and liked it so much I watched it the next day with my daughter. Cathy

    Comment by Cathy Junkin — March 7, 2011 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

  2. Hi Cathy! i have not seen The Social Network… as you can tell I am a little behind on the movie scene. It is next on my list!

    Comment by susanbright — March 7, 2011 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

  3. A truly fabulous movie. Both Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush deserve great accolades for this masterpiece.
    And I agree. I could, without doubt, revisit this movie easily.

    Comment by Carolyn Page — November 12, 2014 @ 1:27 am | Reply


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