Yesterday I did something I haven't done in years and years and years. I went to a movie.
The last grown-up movie that I went to was "Titanic" in 1997. Since then, I saw "The Grinch" in 2000 with my sister and nephews. I haven't darkened the doorway of a movie theater since.
I had to make an exception this time, though. My sister and I went to see "The King's Speech" yesterday, starring Colin Firth, and it was wonderful!
See what I mean? It's still only photos, but it seems oddly stalker-ish, so I will stop now. :-)
Geoffrey Rush had also been nominated for an Oscar for best actor in a supporting role, and definitely should have won.
I don't know and I don't care who did win, but I do know that Geoffrey Rush played Lionel Logue, King George VI's speech therapist, profoundly well. It was so easy to believe that these actors were the characters.
It had it's moments of hilarity, and moments of despair, and moments where I found myself clenching my muscles, trying to 'help' him get the words out, silly as it sounds. That's how engrossing this movie was to watch. It was the type of story that I just didn't want to end.
For someone like Colin Firth, who is reportedly eager to shed his 'Mr. Darcy' persona from "Pride & Prejudice", it made me laugh to see Jennifer Ehle playing the speech therapist's wife.
She had played Miss Elizabeth Bennett, Mr. Darcy's love interest in "Pride & Prejudice".
I knew she was in "The King's Speech", but it was quite a surprise to see another "Pride & Prejudice" character in the movie, too. David Bamber, who played Mr. Collins in the mini-series...