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The King’s Speech

(UK/USA/Australia, 2010)

Just as good as everyone said it was, and, other than True Grit, the best of last year’s movies (of the nominees I’ve seen). All three principal actors do a wonderful job. And it contains one priceless scene, which is one more than even the best movies usually contain. The wife of the speech therapist has not been told that her husband is treating the Duke of York, later King George VI. So she walks into her dining room and who is sitting there but the Queen of England, the woman later beloved as the Queen Mum. Try to imagine yourself in that situation. I loved it.