The Madness of King George Poster Image
Rated
PG-13
Runtime 110 min
Ratings
93% critics Rotten Tomatoes
80% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 13+ Common Sense Media
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Release 12/28/94
Actors Rupert Graves, Helen Mirren, Amanda Donohoe, Charlotte Curley
Directors Nicholas Hytner
A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge.
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Release 12/28/94
Actors Rupert Graves, Helen Mirren, Amanda Donohoe, Charlotte Curley
Directors Nicholas Hytner
A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge.