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Movie Club!

My friend & neighbor Jen W. and I started a movie club back in the fall. I can’t say the amount of movies that we’ve seen is very long…but the commitment…now that is strong!

Movie club had a meeting this past Sunday that my roommate Ashley wiggled her way in too and I have to say it was a big success! We saw  The Kings Speech, big push to anyone who hasn’t seen it yet…great story!

The main premise from IMBD is this: “The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.” I’m immediately pulled in…bonus the hero of this story is in the allied health department! Not an OT, but speech therapy is pretty close to my field.

“Bertie” is the prince with the speech impediment and we slowly learn how this challenge has caused him trauma throughout his life. The story goes into all the family dynamics and throughout you can see how he is always being reminded of not  measuring up to royal expectations.  Twist; his loving wife. One of my favorite parts in this movie is the way they portray the husband and wives relationship. Clearly her husbands spirit is crushed, but she keeps on fighting for him every way she can. True love.

The main plot of this movie is around the goofy Australian Speech Therapist! The story documents the highs and lows of the prince’s therapy, including the royal drama showing  how what  happens  in your life greatly impacts the therapeutic process. Throughout this, the wife keeps fighting  for her husbands dignity, the therapist keeps trying to earn his patients trust, and the friendship begins between these two men.

There were so many moments in this movie that I loved. All the crazy therapy techniques that I have used before, making a sensory corner for the Prince’s/kings final speech, but, my fav line in this movie was from the ST, “You Must Have Faith in Your Voice”. Such a powerful statement. We need to speak and influence powerfully. Stand behind what we are saying and believe in it. We are all going to have to overcome barriers to find our voice, but we have to have faith in our voice or in our outcome to bust through those walls.

I love it. Have faith in your voice. Go see it.


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