Now, this looks absolutely smashing! Kristen looks the part, and she’s definitely channeling Princess Diana in these little snippets of her talking and those facial expressions!
The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. SPENCER is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.
Directed by Pablo Larraín Written by Steven Knight Starring Kristen Stewart, Jack Farthing, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall, Sean Harris
I’ve got a feeling that with all the raves she had been receiving since the film’s premiere in Venice last month, she’s getting that Oscar nod. I’m also curious to see if the BAFTA will also give her a nomination, at least. I cannot wait to watch it!
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham-Carter
I’ve seen this film for a couple of times now this year and those times that I’ve watched it made me like Colin Firth even more. The guy’s a genius and deserves all the accolades that he’s gotten so far from this film.
The story is basically about King George VI of England (Firth) overcoming his speech impediment (stammer) with the help of his speech therapist Lionel Logue played by Geoffrey Rush. This true story was quite simple to begin with, Tom Hooper who directed the film was able to accomplish that period era vibe and pulled the greatness out of Firth, Rush and Bonham-Carter.
Firth’s stutter is very much convincing in every scenes. He’s also very much adorable as a very intimidated Duke and a loving father and husband. I love the part when he was telling a story to his kids.
Geoffrey Rush was such a delight to watch all through out the film. He embodies the characteristics of a unconventional therapist/teacher and you will really believe him.
Helena Bonham-Carter played a very refreshing Duchess / Queen as well. I’m not used to seeing her act normal but in this film, she really did pull it off. She’s such a darling to watch and very lovable for that matter.
I’m not surprised at all that these three got the nods of the Academy for they all played their role in such a manner that you would want to repeat the film over and over to see them again.
With that being said, I declare this film my Best Picture of 2010 with Firth as my Oscar’s Best Actor.
posted 02/26/2011 at paddylastreviews.blogspot.com
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