YMMV / The King's Speech


  • Acceptable Targets: Wallis 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 to this day. Look for plenty of Award Snub accusations to fly. The fact that it was produced by The Weinstein Company, notorious for their aggresive Oscar campaigns, certainly did not help matters.
  • 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 in 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.


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