• Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

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Hyde Park on Hudson

Release Date: December 7th, 2012

DVD Release Date: April 9th, 2013

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

In June 1939, the reigning British king (Samuel West) and queen (Olivia Colman) visit President (Bill Murray) and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Olivia Williams) at their New York home. War with Germany looms on the horizon, and England desperately needs the president's support. An unforgettable weekend unfolds as FDR tries to juggle international affairs with the complexities of his domestic arrangement, as seen through the eyes of the president's intimate confidant (Laura Linney).

Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Colman, Olivia Williams, Martin McDougall, Elizabeth Wilson, Eleanor Bron

Director: Roger Michell

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Free Range Films, Daybreak Pictures Ltd. [us]

Keywords: 1930s, Sacrifice, Touching, Witty, Forbidden love, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 85
    Ella TaylorNPR

    This hugely entertaining movie is about the wisdom and - with trenchant wit and sympathy - the human flaws in one of America's most idealized heads of state. show more

  • 100
    Rex ReedObserver

    In beauty, tone, technical achievement and cinematic artistry on every level, Hyde Park on Hudson is a movie unto itself - funny, believable, historic and hugely entertaining. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Bill Murray as FDR? It takes a few minutes to get used to, but once he settles into the role of the 32nd president, the idiosyncratic comic actor does a wonderfully jaunty job of it in Hyde Park on Hudson. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy