Saturday, April 30, 2011

The King's Speech

We have been slacking when it comes to keeping up to date with movies, and last night we finally saw, "The King's Speech."  By now everyone has probably read multiple reviews and knows the plot, so I won't ramble.  It is about King George VI and his ascension to the throne.  As the figurehead of the British government the King (Colin Firth) can not declare war, levy taxes, or anything of much government importance, but he is expected to give speeches that rally the people.  Sounds like a simple job, unless you have a debilitating stutter.  The movie follows King George VI on his journey to find his voice with an unlikely speech pathologist.  The movie will make you laugh, cry, and ends up leaving you feeling triumphant (the movie cleaned up at The Academy Awards). Seriously, hurry up and rent it if you haven't watched it, or do what we did, and visit Cinemark Sandy Movies 9 Theater.  Tickets for evening shows are $2.00, and if you want to smuggle in snacks, there is a great dollar store right next door.

We went on a date after a hard workout at the gym, and with snacks from the store, a movie popcorn ($6.75!), and the tickets, we spent well under $20.  Next up, we're going to see "The Adjustment Bureau" at the same theater!

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Alek and I watched The King's Speech this week too! Except we really cheaped out - RedBox and Boxed Wine!! :-) I thought it was really lovely.