A fantastically well acted and thoroughly feelgood inducing dramatisation of the true story of the Duke of York - to become King George VI (Colin Firth) - and his battle to overcome his crippling stammer thanks to the unconventional methods of Australian Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) in the 1930s.
The relationship between the two men is the key thing and thanks to a commanding and sympathetic performace by Firth, who gets you right on his side from the very start of the film as we feel his palpable terror at public speaking and the support offered by Rush you spend the whole film rooting for him to succeed as events both within the Royal family and in the wider world propel him inexorably towards a life as King.
It's rare to find a film so heartfelt and enjoyable as this piece of history and I would love to see Firth win the Best Actor Oscar for his work here. Choc full of some of the best British actors out there (and special word should go to the perfect Helena Bonham Carter as George's wife playing his rock and the foundation of his world) and beautifully directed and written it's a perfect couple of hours!!