It's not a big secret that I have an immense crush on Mr. Colin Firth, the fab British actor and star of movies like 'Bridget Jones Dairy', 'Love Actually' and 'Mamma Mia'. Obviously I am not the only one who thinks he is of award winning calibre since he has been recently nominated for numerous 'Best Actor' awards for his role in a magnificent film 'The King's Speech', a movie that is definitely on my agenda for the festive season.
Mr. Firth portrays King George VI and the film tells the true story of the Duke of York (the reigning Queen Elizabeth's father) being thrust into the regal position he was not prepared for after the death of his father and the abdication of his brother. Taking the royal rein's of a country on the brink of war and looking for a charismatic monarch to lead them through the impending crisis and hardships, King George is forced to deal with a devastating speech impediment that has plagued him for his entire life and threatens his subject's confidence in their new king.
A wonderful film regardless of whether you consider yourself a monarchy buff or not. And since most of us have been bitten by the royalty bug since the engagement of King George's grandson, Prince William, it seems like perfect timing as the movie is in theaters now. It's definitely a must see film!
What films will you be seeing during the holiday season?