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A stutter unfit for a king
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At last, somebody has made an epic, triumphant movie about a hero with which I am personally familiar: a recovering stutterer. In "The King's Speech," Colin Firth gives an Oscar-worthy portrayal of the inconsolable despair behind the stiff upper lip of Britain's stuffy King George VI -- the royal family's second banana who did not aspire to be king at first, but for whom fate had other plans. In 1937, his older brother, King Edward VIII, gave up the throne to marry his divorced American lover, Wallis Simpson.

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