The Kings Speech in Holodeck 1: 20th & 21st Century Entertainment Posted May 3, 2011 I went and saw it in the theater. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. It was very well acted and a compelling story without having to resort to violence or explosions to keep your attention. Plus historical so I felt like I was learning something. I knew some of the history in terms of his brother and the scandal that forced him off the throne but not much more than that so I really enjoyed the historical aspect of the movie. I found this interesting from IMDb: The author, David Seidler suffered from a stammer as a child. Having heard George VI's wartime speech as a child, he (later in his adult life) had written to the Queen Mother asking for permission to use the King's story to create a film. The Queen Mother asked him not to during her lifetime, citing that the memories were too painful. Seidler respected her request.