Fact Vs Fiction
The King’s Speech, is based on the incredible true(ish) story of King George VI, whilst it is not completely historically accurate. With many of the events added for entertainment value it is still a wonderfully British drama, which touches on themes of friendship, love and overcoming the odds. With various embezzlements to make the protagonist far more likeable than he was it makes the audience fall in love with the main character the king overcomes a his stutter in a brave feat. With lots of added comedy that there was unlikely to be true definitely makes this more of a feel good movie than if it had been a more direct and honest biographical drama.
While King George in the film is played by the delightful Colin Firth it is believed that in actual fact he was a cruel and short tempered man but no one wants to watch a 2 hour film about a horrible king overcoming his stammer, that is just not the type of film that wins academy awards. The facts are that King George was the king of England at the time, he had a stammer and Lionel Louge helped him overcome or at least control it for public speaking.
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