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The King's Speech

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England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.



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Genre: Drama , Historical drama

Director: Tom Hooper

Producer: Harvey Weinstein, Geoffrey Rush, Tim Smith, Bob Weinstein, Emile Sherman, Paul Brett, Iain Canning, Mark Foligno, Gareth Unwin

Cast: Derek Jacobi, Anthony Andrews, Timothy Spall, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Claire Bloom, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Ehle, Helena Bonham Carter, Eve Best

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Rated R Some Language

  • 1 of 10 Sex & Nudity
  • 1 of 10 Violence & Gore
  • 6 of 10 Profanity

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Th th this mov movie was re rea really good

    2 Thanks ·
  • (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Well done. A good story about friendship in an interesting historical context. I would keep children under 15 away from it as there is a scene where the king curses repeatedly.

    1 Thank ·
  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    If you can find the revised version (without the F-word) scene, this is one of the best family films of 2010. Amazing acting, perfectly paced and beautiful directing.

    1 Thank ·
  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    This was a fantastic show, but you can't find it edited anywhere like it was in the theaters. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if an edited version were available.

  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Colin excellent, the friendship was priceless.was worth my time i also watched it again on cable.Funny

  • (Female)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    I rated this one young because it is awesome and I love history, but you would have to give your child some good background info on it before watching if you want them to really take away from it.

    I ADORED this film. It was beautifully done, photographed, costumed...everything. I left with my movie high and would watch it again and again. What is really gorgeous about this film is its ability to take something that seems relatively mundane: a dude who sucks at public speaking, and turn it into a beautiful story that will make you laugh, cry and want to learn more about this time period. I think it encourages us to look beyond the glitz, glam and violence we tend to see, and look for, in the movies and learn to recognize the not so glamorous challenges accomplishments in life.

    If you have read any of my other reviews, you know I am a sucker for a good leading man and Colin Firth never disappoints me. He is adorable and Helena Bonham Carter is great too. I love her whimsical characters, believe me, but it was nice to see her in something more realistic. She truly is an amazing actress. This is a great date movie or family film, but for the fun of it...do some research to get a picture of who Prince Albert was in history and the details of his family and why he came to the throne. It is fascinating!

  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Aside from the language, my wife and I thought this was an excellent film with a great message. Yes, there is some strong profanity, but it plays into the plot of the movie and in the end, you understand how it made a difference. I recommend this movie for an adult audience.

  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    A great movie and very appropriate for a family audience. There are two instances of intense swearing, but in context they are both relevant to the story and the struggles of the main character and rather humorous. A story of strength and courage in the face of private struggle. Very well done.

  • (Male)

    Mature 17+ | Worth Your Time

    I honestly thought that the Kings Speech was spectacular. The all-too-often F word gets thrown around quite a bit, but I personally think that if you make a movie historical, you might as well say it how it was. Loved it. Cinematography, acting, script, costume, ... Everything.

  • (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    I saw the PG-13 version that was released in Utah and it was a spectacular film. I imagine a 13 year old would be bored but anyone who appreciates history or has the maturity level to appreciate the difficulty of overcoming challenges can appreciate this show.

    I heard the rated R version has a scene of ranting where some F-bombs are dropped. If you can get it in PG-13 I'd snag it in a heartbeat.

    You'll the love the message and the film.

  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Great acting and a great message. Saw the PG-13 version so I thought it was a great film.

  • ages 15+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I think even the "watered-down" version of this movie should've been rated R. Unless you're going to cut out all the filthy profanity, don't pretend otherwise. At a certain point in the film, it felt as though my ears were being attacked. Didn't enjoy it.

  • ages 7+ | Not Worth Your Time

    This movie is not "Worth Your Time" simply because I feel that if you are going to see the movie, you should see things as they actually happened. While I understand the studio's decision to release the PG-13 version, and appreciate that now more people will be able to see this excellent film, I still feel that adults and children should see the process as it happened. If the use of profanity is something you discourage, the rated R film (which is definitely Worth Your Time) should be viewed followed by a frank and open discussion of why those words were used. But if it's between seeing the sterilized version or nothing at all, I suppose the PG-13 version will do.

  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Great movie, well worth your time. And the PG-13 version did it no harm whatsoever.

  • ages 12+ |

    the language has to be put in context with the subject. This was a true story and from what I have read very close to what actually happened. The language was not a distraction to those attending the movie.

  • ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    There are two scenes with foul language. Consider a film about a person with Tourette syndrome. Would you rate that with an R rating? Ratings are intended to help parents. With out current rating system, I use R to mean unfit for children. I do not believe a 13 year old who hears the F-word in school every day must avoid this film. If the 13 year old never heard the F-word, I still wouldn't mind per the meaning of the film and its intent. Although I prefer a more accurate rating system. With our own rating system I would not restrict this film from teenagers. There are PG and PG-13 films I would also rate with an "R" rating for that matter.

  • ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Great story-telling movie. The only real flaw is a lot of profanity laced throughout. The acting is incredible, though, and the story unforgettable.

  • ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    The profanity in The King's Speech is not used in anger and serves a dramatic and comedic purpose. The fact that this film was ever rated R simply shows how broken the MPAA ratings system is.

  • Not ok | Not Worth Your Time

    That's its actual rating.

  • ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    The film is a little bit more mature, and has a lot of language.

  • ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Very strong language at time. I would keep any child out of it that you don't want exposed to the F word a lot.

  • ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    This was a VERY GOOD MOVIE. Some people could be offended by the language but the use of profane language was critical to the movie's story.

  • ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    There are a two strings of profanity used in a therapeutic fashion. There is nothing else in this movie that I would be concerned with a youth that can appreciate this story seeing. It is a very inspiring movie!

  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I have not laughed so hard at a movie in a long time. Every actor in this show made me forget previous parts they played and did a superb job.

  • ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    strong language but otherwise very worthwhile

  • ages 11+ |

    The profanity that pushed this to an R rating occurred in a context that was sensitive and directly related to the struggle depicted by the movie.

  • ages 9+ |

    A dramatic production of the King of England, including his frustration at his seeming handicap of stuttering, brings colour to an otherwise not-much known English king. And right on the brink of war. If you are unfamiliar with the straight-up Englishness of this Film, you are essentially missing-out on how the Cockneys talk. I was brought up this way; my late Mum was English through and through.

  • ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    "All the King's Men," which came out in the 1970s, is rated PG and has more usages of hard swearing than King's Speech. At the time, it was rated such because of the context of the swearing. The context of the swearing in "The King's Speech" is actually more applicable than was the swearing in the latter.

  • ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    The movie was so well done! The only thing was the language, but it wasn't used in an offensive manner, but used to show how this man over came his speech impediment. Beautiful show!

  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I saw the PG-13 version and I LOVED it! A must see. One of the best movies I have seen in a long time.

  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Except for the profanity, it is a great movie and well acted. I am glad to learn it has been released with a language tone down and would gladly purchase that edition. I do not believe profanity is necessary to use in overcoming stuttering. I am sure other words could be used that would be just as effective.

  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Brief swearing, one f-word and sexual innuendos about the conduct of the brother.

  • ages 12+ |

    Good movie. The cussing is sort of acceptable for medical reasons really.

  • ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Anyone offended by this movie should not be allowed out in public.

  • ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Outstanding and inspirational!

  • ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    It is fantastic that a studio considered re-releasing this movie in an edited format! It was very enjoyable, and the editing did not cut into the continuity of the film. They simply dubbed over the profanity like they do for TV edits. Some may find that cheesy or whatever, but I like the idea of having the option to choose what I hear or see at a movie.

    Go support the studio in releasing content this way. If we do so and vote with our wallets, this will catch on.

    Also, the cast did a superb job and told a great story. I thought the film was very well done.

  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    No sex, no violence, simply the "F" word stated repeatedly in just one instance by the King to show he can over come his stammer (ie people don't stammer when they are mad enough to swear). A truly uplifting moving with superb talent.

  • (Male)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Exciting news for those of us who don't really want to sit through a barrage of profanity in order to get a gem of a movie. I'm sure some of the profanity will remain, but toning it down just a tad will allow a whole new audience to be inspired by this worthwhile story. Kudos to the studio for re-releasing this movie. I do wonder, however, why other films aren't re-released this way. Multiple versions of movies like Shawshank Redemption and even Schindler's List would grow the audience and revenue potential of R-rated movies. What's the downside to that?

  • ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    It's a very good movie that is uplifting and entertaining. I'm thrilled that it's being re-released as a PG-13 film.

  • ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    Outstanding performances. As for the profanities, the language was not directed to or at any persons. Perhaps that should be taken into consideration. The concern over the language in the movie should not overshadow the message of courage, and strength the film portrays so beautifully.

  • Mature 18+ | Not Worth Your Time

    From 'Imdb' reviews, this movie is has a LOT of profane-words used, and in the so-called 'PG-13' newer version, the F-words are said very often (even though these are shortened, the word will still plant in your mind, obviously). The story of a great King, could have been still told without reverting to the profanity. This was done very successfully in the earlier years of movies. Have the writers/directors lost their abilities to tell a good tale, in a clean way? We know that we (hopefully) wouldn't talk this in front of our own teenagers, then why is it okay for them to go see a film with this language in it???

  • ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Wonderful! My husband complained all the way to the movie theater that I was dragging him to this movie but after 30 minutes of it, he was hooked and loved the movie. Great acting all around. The scenes with G. Rush are the best.

  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    A fascinating, historical, artistic, and totally immersing story told with exceptional talent.

  • ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    An outstanding film. Other than two expletive-filled scenes -- both of which were relevant to the film and only mildly offensive to our family -- this was a solid PG movie with Oscar quality performances and a wonderful message. I would highly recommend this film to anyone 12 or older, with parental supervision.

  • ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Within the context of unorthodox speech therapy, the profanity is justified. Any high school or jr high student hears much worse everyday at school and on regular TV shows. Kings Speech is well done true story that hopefully will encourage young people to read history! I'd show it to 9th graders on up when it's out on DVD. The PBS Bertie

  • ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    If it weren't for about two minutes in this movie, it would have been rated 'G'. The swearing has multiple repeated swear words during this part, but for once it wouldn't be the same without it.

  • ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    I enjoyed the movie, did not find it ofensive at all. My wife gave it a pg13. Well acted, sometimes a little slow. Deserves your time

  • ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Yes, technically this movie has a very brief moment or two in which there is a very fast string of profanities. Yes, this makes it an R. But I found the film to be completely inoffensive. I am looking forward to my teen being able to see it on video. This is a wonderful movie that is inspiring and even entertaining and witty at times.

  • Mature 18+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Too much profanity

  • ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    In Britain the rating was dropped after an appeal from 15 to 12A with a tag that it Contains some strong language in a Speech Therapy Context. This is the best movie of 2010 and will win several Oscars. There are two scenes that each involve very brief string of F words as part of his therapy. THe rest of the movie is G or PG. This movie has many great messages about friendship and overcoming challenges. It has drama but at the same time some very funny moments - especially the banter between Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Too many people are far too concerned about their kids hear a word more than they are about other things that would be far worse for them to see. I have seen this film twice and would be up for seeing it at least 2 more times as well. I will be cheering at the Oscars and this will probably be a day 1 purchase when it is released on video in April. I hope everyone sees this movie. Don't be scared by the rating - the rating system is messed up(hence this website) - if not, why then does this get an R and Little Fockers gets PG-13 for sexual content that is much more adult and not appropriate for a 13 year old - if anything the ratings of the two should be swapped. See this film!!!!

  • ages 12+ |

    Great story. I was not offended at the profanity,it was done with humor and turned unto to a brief scene of potty mouth. Colin Firth was surpurb.

  • ages 11+ |

    Loved this movie. It's R for language but it's integral to the story and nothing you haven't heard from naughty high school students and enraged bosses.

  • ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    A superbly acted and written, this film is high quality and inspiring. It should have been edited to get a PG-13 rating to be able to be shown to a much larger audience. Based on historical fact, the film is moving, funny, and powerful. Except for the R-rating, it should be required viewing for junior high and high school students. Colin Firth is brilliant but Geoffrey Rush steals the show. Easily the Oscar Winner for Best Film.

  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    great story, great acting

  • ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    Well done and should win a bunch of awards. The couple swearing scenes aren't too hard on the ears because of the context. It's a must see for the year.

  • ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Well written, superbly acted. The profanity in the movie was in context and not offensive to me.

  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Just some swears.

  • ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    I was unoffended by this film, notwithstanding the "therapeutic swearing."

  • ages 7+ | Worth Your Time

    One of the most uplifting movies I have ever seen. The swearing was not offensive. I would want my teenager to see it.


Okfor ages12+