Saturday, 22 January 2011

A Lovely Afternoon

The new film "The King's Speech" is showing at our local cinema. Being a Colin Firth fan I definitely wanted to see it and OH said he would like to see it as well.

On Wednesday we decided that we would go out to lunch and then go on to see the afternoon performance of the film. We asked some friends if they would like to join us and they were only too pleased.

The four of us drove the few miles to our favourite restaurant for lunch. We go there fairly regularly but our friends had never been before. It is a family run business and they serve all home cooked and prepared food. All the food is locally sourced as well and the restaurant is very popular and always busy. We all had a roast lunch and as usual it was delicious and we all enjoyed it.

We drove back in time to park the car at home and then, as it was such a beautiful day, we walked to the cinema. Most of the seats were taken and it was mostly an older audience and hardly anyone rushed out of the cinema afterwards, instead, discussing what we had just seen and exchanging views.

The film is brilliant and so well cast. Colin Firth's Golden Globe award is so well deserved for the part that he played. Geoffrey Rush as the speech therapist was also outstanding and Helena Bonham-Carter as Queen Elizabeth was perfect. It was moving and funny, thoroughly enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone.

10 comments:

Deb said...

I heard it was good...sound like you had a nice afternoon...

just Gai said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the King's Speech. I thought it was one of the best films I've seen in a long time. It's great that it provoked so much discussion.

Cezar and Léia said...

Now I'm tottaly curious about this movie,I admire the art by Colin Firth's!So nice that you enjoy your day,
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and purrs
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and mommy Léia

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Oh I love Colin too, so dreamy :-)I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

jabblog said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this film at some point. I've heard only good reviews.

Winifred said...

Sounds a great film. I do like Colin Firth, he's made some good films.

Glad you had such a great time with friends, the meal sounds lovely too.

Jay said...

I saw that this had one won a Golden Globe (beating my beloved Johnny Depp), and I thought it sounded interesting!

I'll have to look out for it. OH would probably enjoy it too.

Denise said...

Sounds like a lovely movie Anne. My friend Kathy - she's an octogenarian - says she remembers listening to the King's speech on the old radio and they would all be praying that he would get through it okay, and were really concerned for his well being. I look forward to seeing this movie.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I should also have said that we found the story very interesting also. A

Gill - That British Woman said...

I have heard so many good things about this movie, I am even tempted to go and see it.....

Gill in Canada