New Meetup: THE KING'S SPEECH @ The Landmark, 11/29, 7 PM (Maybe)

From: Lindsie
Sent on: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 5:18 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: THE KING'S SPEECH @ The Landmark, 11/29, 7 PM (Maybe)

When: Monday, November 29,[masked]:00 PM

Where: The Landmark
10850 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Well, it's the day after the first shopping weekend of this Christmas season, and the parking madness of the weekend will be reduced, which makes it a perfect day to eat something other than turkey leftovers and go to a movie! For your consideration: The King's Speech, a vanity vehicle for Colin Firth, and Geoffrey Rush, dragging along for the ride Helena Bonham Carter and Guy Pierce in major supporting roles, and Derek Jacobi and Clair Bloom making appearances. It's also got a Rotten Tomatoes 90% rating, which seriously, but not completely, reduces its chances of being a total bomb. Check out the trailer and see what you think.

Dinner is planned, and I'll provide details over the weekend.

Tickets aren't available yet, either, but I'll let you know when they are.

The Synopsis:

Colin Firth (A Single Man) and Geoffrey Rush (Shine) are both Oscar-worthy in this heartfelt, funny, gripping story. Firth plays Bertie, the second son of King George V (Michael Gambon), afflicted with a stammer and overshadowed by his confident older brother, the heir to the throne (Guy Pearce). Bertie's loving wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) has tried everything to help him, and finally discovers something that works: maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Initially the enthusiastic, ultra-casual Logue and the repressed, oh-so-formal Bertie clash, but neither will give up, and ultimately they become good friends. When Bertie?s brother becomes King Edward VIII in 1936, he refuses to give up his lover (American divorcee Mrs. Simpson), resulting in his abdication and Bertie's extremely reluctant ascension to the throne as King George VI, leading a nation facing the horrors of looming war. The strong supporting cast includes Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall and Claire Bloom. Directed by Tom Hooper (The Damned United, "John Adams").

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