- I'm 45, and have had my fill of holding dieing people's hands, near-death experiences, sickness and family loss in my own life
- I prize witty, clever, and intelligent humor
- I don't enjoy films about the British Monarchy
- I like "based on historic facts" movies
- I don't like overly-simplified characters
- I don't like shooting or car chases when I pay $13/ticket (it's alright with commercials on TV though)
- I don't like 5000 main characters in a movie
- I like movies about personal struggle and the way people address their difficulties
Overall, this movie was quite good. The only negative point is that if you don't know much about Wallace Simpson and Edward VIII (like my wife), you won't understand what a shock the changes were for England and how the way "Bertie" interacted with him developed the main character. Of course this is not a fault of the movie, as you need to be a little educated to understand what was happening, but the movie sort-of assumes you should know what is happening. The movie seemed to float by and was well paced, and did not fill me with too much pomp and nonsense about the British Monarchy - it presented some key people as likable. They say some dirty words in it - and it's actually funny!
So my review of this movie (that my wife dragged me to) is:
▪▪▪▪▫ 4 out of 5
Not a running movie, but I felt surprised enough by it recommend it.