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"The King's Speech"
From my review in Taki's Magazine:
In outline, The Kingâ€™s Speech sounds like a Wayans Brothers spoof (Oscar Movie) of a Weinstein Brothers prestige film: the King of England, a victim of societyâ€™s prejudice against stutterers, is empowered by an impudent immigrant therapist to overcome his stiff upper lip just in time to rouse his countrymen to defeat Hitler.
Here, though, practice does make perfect. The Kingâ€™s Speech is delightful: fast-paced, funny, touching, and extraordinarily well-acted.
Veteran TV-movie screenwriter David Seidler (who finally has written a cinema hit at age 73) is aware that overcoming oneâ€™s fear of public speaking isnâ€™t an exceptionally edifying Triumph of the Human Spirit story, but itâ€™s something with which almost everybody can identify. The British Royal Family remains of broad interest because it plays out on a grand stage such human-scale dramas as speech impediments and engagements.
The Kingâ€™s Speech illustrates G. K. Chestertonâ€™s 1905 insight that hereditary kingship is â€śin essence and sentiment democratic because it chooses from mankind at random. If it does not declare that every man may rule, it declares the next most democratic thing; it declares that any man may rule.â€ť
Read the whole thing there.