Hyde Park on Hudson

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date: December 14, 2012 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal - December 14, 2012 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
Dec 21 - Ottawa

DVD: April 9, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 3.11
based on 18 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Olivia Colman

Synopsis

In June 1939, King George VI and his wife, the Queen Consort Elizabeth, spent a weekend at the home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) in upstate New York. The visit, which was the first time a reigning British monarch had ever visited the U.S., was supposed to help bolster American support for the U.K. on the brink of the Second World War.

But political affairs aren't the only matters being stirred up as Roosevelt must also deal with his flourishing relationship with Margaret "Daisy" Suckley (Laura Linney), his distant cousin. It's only a matter of time before their affinity turns into a full-fledged love affair behind closed doors.

The film is based on Suckley's private journals and diaries, which were discovered after her death in 1991.

Director: Roger Michell
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Kevin Loader, David Auken
Screenplay: Richard Nelson
Official Site: hydeparkonhudsonmovie.com

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  • 4 stars "Really enjoyed this movie. I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could. It differs from the fast-paced, action thrillers flooding the market. It is a rather light, amusing character-driven drama with insight into several historic personalities. Each of the 4 leads deserves awards for their portrayals of Roosevelt, his cousin & the King & Queen of England. They all seem most realistic with their lovable flaws & strengths. An amusing glimpse behind the scenes at these historic figures centering around one event before the War where they first meet. They are portrayed so that we sympathize with them as humans beings having to be in the spotlight as leaders. How wonderful to see how Roosevelt was so r"
  • 2 stars "not very good"
  • 4 stars "Interesting"