As a fairly frequent movie goer, in recent years I have to say that whilst there have been the odd few good films, it's a long time since I felt moved to either recommend or suggest a great one. The King's speech, for me, was a great film. All the more so since my missus said she wanted to see it & I was completely disinterested & actually went along with the intention of having an expensive & disgruntled kip once again. I still haven't forgiven her for Robin Hood, the epic that could have been literally halved and still told the strory - the erased half should take those bloody ridiculous LCVPs and shove them, The story is set at the time of the death of King George V and the abdication of King Edward VIII, leaving the reluctant Albert who has suffered from a Pythonesue stutter all his life, suddenly crowned King George VI. Dumbledore, sorry George Vee, comes across entirely as an entirely credible bully, his missus a cold fish, Eddy Eight an ass, Wallis a trollop, Bertie dysfunctional to the max, Elizabeth (the current Queen's mother) and Logue (the speech therapist) the only sane ones amongst them. All the parts, I thought, were brilliantly portrayed. Oscar nominees have got to be Colin Firth (Bertie), Helena Bonham Carter (Elizabeth) and top of the shop, Geoffrey Rush (Lionel Logue). To be honest there were no duffers, Tim Spall as Churchill, Who would have thought it? Spot on. For action movie devotees, give it a swerve. There was little action, only that inferred between Edward & Wallis and the body count was a paltry one (George Five). Definitely my favourite film for a good few years.