Monday, March 14, 2011

Movie Monday

Date of Viewing: Saturday March 12, 2011
Method Of Viewing: Parkwood 18 in Waite Park
Rate: 5 out of 5 Stars
A-Listers:  Colin Firth
Geoffrey Rush
Helena Bonham Carter
 I have never seen a trailer for this movie.  The first time that I ever heard about this movie was at the Oscars just a couple of weeks ago.  The movies that are usually nominated for the Academy Awards don't really appeal to me, but this year was different.  I want to see almost all of them.  And I thought I would start with the one that won Best Directing,  Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and  Best Picture.

And after seeing it....I totally agree with all of the above.  Without seeing "The Fighter", Geoffrey Rush should have also received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.  He was the comical relief in this Royal biography.  Many chuckles throughout the theater by his one liners. 
I seem to be attracted to these types of movies.  I loved "Elizabeth" and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age".  The telling of Royal history and imagining what life would have been as Queen of England.  Or the Duke of York in the case of King George VI.  The only one to the contrary to this is "The Other Boleyn Girl"; not based on the movie but just because of the male chauvinism of King Henry Tudor.

On a side note...there must be a lack of talented British actors.  There were a few characters from Harry Potter.  To list the obvious:  Helena Bonham Carter is Queen Elizabeth (not the previous Elizabeth though), the wife of King George VI and also Beatrix Lestrange.  Michael Gambon plays King George V, King George the VI's ill-fated father and also Albus Dumbledore...the second (the first actor that played Albus died).  The third commonality is Timothy Spall.   He plays Winston Churchill and also Wormtail aka. Peter Pettigrew.

What else can I say but....Go See It Yourself!!!