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Title Year Length (Minutes) MPAA Rating My Rating
The King's Speech 2010 118 R 4.0 out of 5 ducks
The Duke of York (Albert, or Bertie to the family) is the second son of King George V of England (and younger brother to Prince of Wales/David), but developed a stammer about age 5. We open with a speech he's giving in 1925, with the invention of radio and he's now making his first live, on-air speech; he freezes. Years later, his wife Elizabeth bumped into speech therapist Lionel upon a recommendation, who insisted the patient come to his office (initially unaware he was the Duke). They met, and whilst reluctant, Bertie finally started attending daily sessions and his speech gradually got better through muscle exercises and other routines. George V died in 1936, and David became king (Edward VIII), but his desire to marry a twice-divorced American led him to give up the throne, putting Bertie into the limelight and ascend to wear the crown. In the preparations for the coronation, the archbishop exposed Lionel as a fraud -- he's not a doctor -- upsetting Bertie, but Lionel countered he never claimed to be a doctor, that title was imposed upon him by Bertie, who explained he helped many young men returning from World War I regain speech after shell-shock events, and found he had a knack for it, and Bertie was no different: he was improving because of the man's help. Soon after coronation, England found themselves at war with Germany, and Bertie found a need to give a live radio broadcast. He got through it very well, with Lionel there to help, and the staffers congratulated his presentation. In end notes, we're told Lionel was present for every speech since, the two men remained good friends, and Lionel was inducted into the Royal Victorian Order, eventually a Commander medal, an honor reserved for those performing great personal service to the crown. Moving film reel
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