Your wife may be right, Chris. We dragged our kids to see it ("Aw, Dad, a movie about a guy who stammers?"). The younger boy got restless before it ended but the older one really got into it. What a great performance by Colin Firth. He did more than just stammer, he had difficulty forming certain sounds. I believed it, every bit of it. I thought that more noticeable than the age difference between Firth and Guy Pearce was the fact that Firth doesn't have that long horsey Windsor face (Pearce does). But that's a minor matter. It's a grand movie.