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The King’s Speech

One of the biggest impediments to George VI (Colin Firth) performing his royal duties is a stammering problem, so the skills of a therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) are sought to assist in improving The King's Speech. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 119
Theater Release: 22 Dec 2010
Video Release: 19 Apr 2011
MPAA Rating: R
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Click here to learn more about King George VI.

What kind of relationship did The Duke of York have with his father and his brother? How did that affect him? What kind of relationship does he have with his wife? How does that impact his confidence?

Lionel says that babies are not born with speech impediments. What kinds of things does he attribute to causing stuttering problems? What things from your past might be contributing to present day troubles? How can you address such issues?

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