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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.
Why Is The King’s Speech Rated R?
The King’s Speech is rated R for some language.
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Violence: Child neglect/abuse is mentioned.
Sexual Content: A man’s sexual relationship with a married woman is discussed. A man makes obscure sexual comments to a woman on the phone. References are made about a woman’s sexual skills.
Language: Infrequent use of mild and moderate profanities throughout. Two scenes include the repeated use of an extreme sexual expletive, along with other scatological terms and expletives.
Drugs and Alcohol: Frequent depictions of smoking. Some experts recommend smoking to relax vocal cords, while another claims it is unhealthy. Alcohol is drunk in social settings.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of The King’s Speech...
The King’s Speech release to DVD and Blu-ray on April 19, 2011, with the following bonus extras:
- Audio Commentary
- Making Of Featurette
- Deleted Scenes