Opens Wednesday 11/24
Us Rating: *** 1/2
A charming, personal period drama, The King's Speech follows England' King George VI (Colin Firth) as he struggles to get over a stuttering problem with the help of a speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) in 1936. A scene in which George -- Queen Elizabeth II's father -- attempts to address a public crowd is heartbreaking as he gets caught on the consonants. Helena Bonham Carter sparkles as his wife (the future Queen Mum), and Firth's already the frontrunner for the best actor Oscar.