Hyde Park on Hudson


Action / Biography / Comedy / Drama / History

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 36%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 31%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 10179


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Bill Murray as FDR
Laura Linney as Daisy
Olivia Williams as Eleanor
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by tishco 1 / 10

Don't let truth get in the way of a travesty of lies

Even though this is a beautiful looking movie it is totally devoid of any truth.

The royals only visited for a day. Why did they visit? With the world on the brink of war the point of their visit seems ignored.

Daisy is 20 years older than depicted. Her relationship with Roosevelt was much more than a physical relationship. There was nothing dirty about it but a total trust in each other. Roosevelt, by this time, was very tired, physically and emotionally.

Murry's depiction is one dimensional.

This is only a simple story but so much more could have been put into this to tell the very interesting true story of this weekend. It seems the point of the movie is to deride the royals, the way of life of the President and those in his life.

Add to this a slow, boring interpretation of this pure fiction I only give it a rating of one because of how beautiful it looks.

Reviewed by tavm 8 / 10

Bill Murray gave another good performance as Franklin Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson

Just watched this with my mom on Netflix disc. It was quite a fascinating document of a woman named Daisy (Laura Linney) and her relationship with her fifth cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray). Besides that, there's also a visit from England's King George VI and his wife Elizabeth to deal with. I'll stop there and just say that this was quite a nice drama with some good humorous moments-mainly involving the king and queen and their concerns about the picnic they have to attend especially about eating American hot dogs. Besides Murray and Linney and the people who portrayed the royal couple, I also liked Olivia Williams as Eleanor Roosevelt. So on that note, I recommend Hyde Park on Hudson.

Reviewed by moonspinner55 6 / 10

Tentative smiles of a summer night...

In 1939, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, fifth cousin to the current U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, is summoned to visit FDR at his country estate in Hyde Park, NY. He initiates a sexual relationship with her--we're told he thrives on the adoring eyes of young women--which surprisingly does not complicate his state of affairs, the fact he's married, or that his mother is a constant factor in his life. Bill Murray plays Roosevelt with wry humor and an unpretentious lift of the chin; crippled at this point by polio, yet unselfconscious about using crutches or by being carried around by an assistant, this Commander in Chief is a steady, low-keyed man, so lacking in drama he's almost easy to miss in a crowd. Written by Richard Nelson and directed by Roger Michell, "Hyde Park on Hudson", which is ostensibly based upon Suckley's diaries (discovered posthumously), is austere and tasteful and pointless. The Roosevelts' lack of a grand showing when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit is faintly amusing (the Royals are initially perplexed or put-off by the mild reception, but come to love FDR for his unadorned hospitality). Lara Linney as Daisy has to grapple with her feelings for a man whose time (and intimacy) must be shared, and occasionally she's too much of a sad anchor on the narrative; still, Linney's underplaying is in tune with Michell's handling, and she manages to carve out a genuine character without a lot to work with. The film has lovely passages, but is so thin it has to use Daisy's sense of betrayal for narrative tension (which is useless since nothing much is done to satisfy her--or us). Samuel West is wonderful as the stammering King (who livens up an otherwise disastrous formal dinner) and Olivia Williams is a fine Eleanor. **1/2 from ****

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