The King's Speech

When England’s King Edward VIII abdicated to marry an American, his younger brother George suddenly found himself not only king of England, but the symbolic head of a nation on the brink of World War II.  The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, follows George’s personal battle as he struggles to overcome his stutter and connect with his people.  Colin Firth stars as King George, Helena Bonham Carter is his wife and Geoffrey Rush plays the king’s speech therapist.