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Just rewatching The King’s Speech now that its being shown on Sky and once again I’m torn. The story of Prince Albert struggling to meet the expectations of those around and dreading the ultimate promotion should his feckless brother let him down is one of the more interesting psychodramas of Britain’s first family. Firth as the Prince and Geoffrey Rush as his speech therapist Lionel Logue are utterly convincing in the majestic patient-common doctor dynamic. So convincing that one can forgive the many pieces of dramatic license taken to maintain forward momentum and keep the plot simple.

Where the film falls down badly is when it comes to the crunch point of the Abdication.

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