It’s a drama, apparently with some light comedic touches, about King George VI’s relationship with his speech therapist. Intriguing set up.
I’ve seen two of Hooper’s previous pictures – Longford and The Damned United – and liked them both a great deal. I hurriedly snapped up some tickets to see this one at the London Film Festival and have been looking forward to it a great deal.
Now that I’ve seen some footage…
I think Hooper is sometimes flying rather close to the wind here, stylistically speaking. I hope it all gels into a coherent whole, but there’s some odd choices that I’m feeling a little suspicious of – the staging of the “singles” in the conversation between Firth and Rush at 42-52 seconds, for example.