ー英会話講師の英語日記ー 札幌英会話スクールSTEP UP（札幌駅、大通駅徒歩５分）
The Madness of King George
Originally a stage production by Alan Bennett, this riotous comedy is a led by a career defining performance by Nigel Hawthorne together with a great supporting cast. Overlooked for an Oscar in favour of Tom Hanks for Forest Gump, I believe this film to be far superior in terms of acting. It follows the true story of George the Third of England as he struggles with bouts of mania and delirium. His eldest son, seeing his father`s madness, then tries to take power and become Prince Regent. The fate of the realm then rests on the shoulders of a somewhat unorthodox priest turned doctor, who fights the kings madness with a novel approach to patient care.
The costumes, locations, and of course excellent cast all give this film a feeling of madness surrounded by reality and we are carried along on the kings journey in such a way that its easy to forget that this film lasts nearly 2 hours.
Review score 9/10
riotous – full of energy
supporting cast – all the actors except for the lead actor.
overlooked – ignored or not considered
mania – craziness/madness
delirium – to be unaware of reality
to rest on the shoulders of someone – to take all the responsibility for something