I’ve been told again and again over the past two months that I should pamper myself during treatment. So today, following my radiation therapy, I decided to treat myself to a movie and stopped to see The King’s Speech.
Treat is just not a good enough word for the 2 hours and 12 minutes in the theater. The King’s Speech was everything I’ve heard and more. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter absolutely shine in this film. Plus it was a part of history I’ve only heard from the side of the King Edward’s abdication to marry the woman he loved. This time I got to see the story from the side of the brother, King George VI who would ascend to the throne and then guide his people through WWII.
The friendship that developed between “Bertie” and Lionel Logue was a wonderful thing to see. And it made me think, on the drive home, of the precious women in my life who I have the privilege of calling “friends.”
If at all possible, go see this in the theater. It’s so good it should be seen on the big screen.