Yesterday I declared it the Best Picture Oscar front-runner. Today, Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere said I was wrong while Steve Pond at The Wrap at least agrees with me in saying we’re currently talking about a battle between it and The Social Network, a film Tom O’Neil at the Los Angeles Times considers the Best Picture front-runner.
As I said in my Toronto Film Festival review, The King’s Speech is “one of the better movies of the year and [has] two performances that must not be missed.” Those two performances come from Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush as they tell the story of the friendship that formed between King George VI (Firth) and his speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Rush).
The Weinstein Co. is set to release The King’s Speech on November 26 and it appears it will be keeping a low profile until then so as not to wear out its welcome following big buzz out of Telluride followed by winning the People’s Choice Award out of Toronto.
Check out the trailer below, and you can watch a clip from the film right here.