gen, did you see The King's Speech yet? I saw it last night with a bunch of people and we were all surprised by how much we liked it. I was sure I'd like Colin Firth because I know he has the chops to pull off a compelling performance(same for Geoffrey Rush-- I thought this might be a throw-away role for Helena Bonham-Carter... loved her), but I didn't think I'd like the actual film. Though it is paced so slowly, I felt fully invested in the story from beginning to end.
I hope you like it, too!