"The King's Speech" is a sure crowd-pleaser. In fact, in my theatre the entire audience applauded at the end. The film features outstanding performances from Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter who were all a delight to watch. The film really flew by, as I was expecting at least another 1/2 hour at the end, a true sign of a good movie. According to the "smart-money" this film will go head-to-head with "The Social Network" for Best Picture. After seeing it, I can definitely see why (although I think "The Social Network" should be the frontrunner). Firth and Rush also deserve all their praise and Bonham Carter also deserves a nomination, although she faded away as the film progressed. Expect nominations to come in Directing, Original Screenplay, Editing, Art Direction and Costume Design as well.