YMMV / The King's Speech

  • Acceptable Targets: Wallace Simpson, depicted here as a Nazi-loving slut who seduces King Edward away from his royal responsibilities.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Fans of the film look set to be duking it out with primary Oscar rival The Social Network partisans for years to come. Look for plenty of Award Snub accusations to fly.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The scene of Albert and Lionel bickering over St. Edward's chair — "People have carved their names in it!" — makes any scene featuring that chair, in any movie about British royalty (say, Elizabeth) automatically funnier.
    • Timothy Spall has a small role as Winston Churchill. Several years later, he was a major character is Denial, as the Neo-Nazi writer and Hitler's apologist David Irving.
  • One-Scene Wonder: George V doesn't get too much screen time, but damn, does Michael Gambon deliver a strong performance or what?
  • Memetic Mutation: Bertie's Cluster F-Bomb speech is slowly becoming this.
  • The Woobie: The premise initially sounds fairly humorous, until you watch the film and realize how much Albert's Speech Impediment has robbed him of the ability to express himself. Not to mention his piss poor childhood.