Tom and I had planned to paint the last of our little rooms this weekend, since we did the other two last year and wanted to get it done during Summer. However, best laid plans were cast asunder* when it rained and rained and rained all weekend. We once read at a Resene paint shop that if you can’t dry your washing, you can’t dry your paint so needed other things to do…
The King’s Speech is the story of King George VI of Britain (Queen Elizabeth II’s father), his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
The movie was fantastic from start to finish and Tom and I both rated it 10/10 (points were not awarded to the crowd otherwise there would be points off to the old people who unwrapped all their barley sugars in the quiet scenes).
The trio of Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham-Carter were perfectly cast and the movie trotted along at a good pace with a fantastic storyline and a lot of humour. While Colin Firth was fantastic, the real star of the film had to be Geoffrey Rush, whose character was the perfect antidote in manner, grace and family relationship to King George VI. The audience we saw the film with were all easily 55+ but I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good story. A perfect rainy day movie.
*specifically for Helen who thinks more people should use this phrase.