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Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

Hyde Park on Hudson

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 07, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

95 min.

Studio

Focus Features

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Roger Michell

Producer

Roger Michell, Kevin Loader, David Aukin

Screenwriter

Richard Nelson

Starring

Story


In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award nominee Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York - the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Academy Award nominee Laura Linney), Franklin's neighbor and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy - and through her, for us all - a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..although it's unfair to say Hyde Park on Hudson fails completely, it offers a portrait that is more incomplete than Elizabeth Shoumatoff's famous watercolor..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..funny, believable, historic and hugely entertaining..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]