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We take for granted that our leaders are excellent public speakers. Though some are better than others, our presidents, senators and representatives are all expected to be able to stand behind a lectern and dazzle us with well-crafted rhetoric on television and online. So when thrust onto the throne of a country on the brink of a world war, King George VI's speech impediment becomes a very serious matter.
Starring Colin Firth in what promises to be an Oscar-winning role, The King's Speech tells the story of Britain's king working with speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) so that he may address Britain and unite them against Hitler and his attempts to conquer the world.
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After leading the Golden Globe nominations and winning several critics awards, The King's Speech is a definite contender for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. Expect a win for Firth as well as nominations for Helena Bonham Carter and Rush.