If you follow movies at all, you surely know by now that “The King’s Speech” received 12 Oscar nominations. They’re well deserved.
On one level, the film is a “bromance” of opposites. Prince Albert (Colin Firth), father of Queen Elizabeth and soon to become George VI, King of England, suffers from a debilitating stammer that court physicians haven’t been able to cure. The future Queen Mum (Helena Bonham Carter) asks speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) to help. Logue is unorthodox, not the least because he’s from Australia. In the end, he wins the future king’s trust and enables him discover the power of his own voice.