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Hyde Park on Hudson

Rated R 94 min. 2012



There's an interesting movie tucked away here, but it's not a biopic of Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray). On that front, director Roger Michell fashions a tedious, tawdry tabloid more befitting a Showtime Original Picture, reducing the president who led America through the Great Depression and World War II to an impish lothario trawling the Hudson Valley for impressionable kin and starstruck confidants. Against this backdrop comes the celebrated 1939 visit to Hyde Park by King George VI (Samuel West) and Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman). Serving as a veritable sequel to The King's Speech, this intriguing subplot follows the Windsors as they come hat in hand asking America's assistance against the surging Nazi tide and come away with a sense of Roosevelt's charm and political genius, something the film as a whole needed more of.

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Official Site: focusfeatures.com/hyde_park_on_hudson

Director: Roger Michell

Writer: Richard Nelson

Producer: Roger Michell, Kevin Loader and David Aukin

Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Olivia Colman, Samuel West, Elizabeth Marvel, Eleanor Bron and Blake Ritson

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