Thursday, May 19, 2011

I promise it wasn't rated R

This evening my dear sister and I went to see The King's Speech at the dollar theater. Yes, I realize this movie was rated R, but I just so happen to live in Mormonville and therefore we get the edited version so it was only PG-13. Yay for editing!!! Well let me tell you, I thought it was FANTASTIC! Seriously it was so good. Now as I am blogging I am doing a little research on this amazing story of King George VI. That is one reason I love movies like this, they always get me interested in what really happened in history. I'm no history major, but I think this might be the influence my mom and sister, being history majors, have had on me. I can see now why this movie got so many awards; it was really well done. I also think the cast was great, so many actors that I actually knew like:

Colin Firth (of course)
Who wouldn't want Mr. Darcy to be king, right?
Geoffrey Rush
He was really funny! It was nice seeing him play someone a little more refined than a pirate.
Helena Bonham Carter
Although usually I think she is really creepy, I mean you have to be to play Bellatrix Lestrange, but I thought she was very tender and supportive in this movie.
Guy Pearce
During the whole movie I was trying to think where I'd seen him from and it hit me! He was in The Count of Monte Cristo! Although his character was a total brat, he played it very well.
Jennifer Ehle
Um hello! Elizabeth Bennet was in it too! I didn't even recognize her to be honest, until I saw her name in the credits. She certainly looks different.
Michael Gambon
It's Dumbledore! Goodness they certainly know how to cast royalty, Mr. Darcy and the most powerful wizard ever.
Timothy Spall
Peter Pettigrew/Wormtail/Nathaniel
I may know him from a few movies. It was interesting to see him playing a guy that wasn't conniving with someone evil.
Basically I felt like I'd seen the whole cast before, which makes me very excited because that doesn't usually happen. Anyways, all I have to say is if you are in Provo and have yet to see The King's Speech, GO SEE IT! You won't regret it and you only have to pay $1.50 (whoever thought it was a good idea to add .50 cents to the dollar theater price should be shunned)! 

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