Country: Australia, UK
the biggest problem with this movie is its title. upon first blush it seems as though it’s a film about a specific speech given by a king. however, you could also read it as the king’s way of talking, which is a more accurate title for the film. either way, it’s probably better to go into the theater with a title like “the unexpected king” which is far less specific. when you’re expecting a movie to be great and you think it’s only about a single speech then it’s a pretty high mountain to climb for the filmmaker.
the film itself is a pretty solid one. both the main performers were real solid and oscar-worthy. the most pleasant surprise was the comic relief which balanced the film quite well. without it the film would have been far too heavy and the characters too distant and unrelatable to enjoy.Watched in theater