The Madness of King George 11/18/17

Olive Films

It’s great when a fancy costume picture really has something to say — Alan Bennett’s crazy tale of a king’s episode of mental illness becomes a highly entertaining comedy of errors, but with serious personal and political ramifications. Nigel Hawthorne is exceptionally good as the sovereign whose brain has de-railed; Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Everett and Amanda Donohoe try to help him — or steal his crown. Director Nicholas Hytner does a fine job on this one. On Blu-ray¬†from Olive Films.