First things first, let's just get this out of the way. This movie should NOT be rated R at all. There's no violence, no sex, only two scenes with relatively small amounts of strong language, and some brief smoking (though the main character stops this early in the film as a result of his therapist's urgings).I mean, I do kind of understand why the f-bombs would scare the MPAA into stamping an R rating on it, but it's still a pretty unfortunate decision nonetheless.
The film centers on the prince of King George V, George VI, who has suffered from a speech impediment all his life. However, with the help of an eccentric speech therapist named Lionel Logue, he eventually manages to overcome this disability and inspire the entire world with the moving speech of the title, even while going through the tribulations of WWII and Hitler's terrifying regime.
To be perfectly honest, I didn't really want to watch the movie at first because my dad had told me that he remembered it being boring, but when I finally got around to it, I couldn't possibly have been any happier. Despite its slightly formulaic plot, the film wows with enough good acting, cinematography, and historical accuracy for me to highly recommend it to anyone seeking a good historical drama that deserved every single one of the Academy Awards it won.