Oh man, this movie is so awesome for so many reasons. It's a period drama, so it has great costumes, delightful speech patterns and weird customs (schoolyard lime trading?!). It's got sibling rivalry, birth, death, war, sexism, and a brooding Christian Bale wearing velvet jackets and breathing really hard.
The King's Speech uses period locations that capture the feel of Depression-era Britain. Even the dirt on the streets was authentic, and the smog effects set off the fire alarms in John Lewis, writes Geraldine Bedell