Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hyde Park on Hudson

In spite of the fact that “Hyde Park…” is about infidelity, it’s a charming story based on actual events (informed by Suckley’s diaries and correspondence with FDR).

Bill Murray (strong performance, Golden Globe Nominated) stars as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who even through married to Eleanor (Olivia Williams), manages to have many extramarital escapades…including one with his distant cousin Daisy Suckley (spot-on performance by Laura Linney).

Samuel West and Olivia Colman add a great deal of humor as the King and Queen of England.
The film could be seen as too light on story.

It’s easy to forget that this is the president who is leading the country through the Great Depression.

Rated R
1 hr. 35 min.

Visit the movie website and watch the trailer.

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