And I did see it on Sunday. Colin Firth has indeed matured nicely, though it's unavoidable to notice (though I refused to let it bother me at all) that he looks (and is) older than Guy Pearce who plays his older brother (and is cast at about the right age).

Many other treats for those of us who like to recognize British actors, from "Oh, Anthony Andrews whom I haven't seen in years... he's held up well, hasn't he?" to "Ha! a reunion scene for Firth and Jennifer Ehle!" Also very nice to see Helena Bonham Carter, after so many eccentric zanies, play a subdued "normal" person so beautifully.

The whole situation around which the movie is based was totally unknown to me before, so that's a good thing too.