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||IMDB Rating: 5.8/10 from 8,638 votes
||Release: 10 January 2013 (Netherlands) /
||Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
||Director: Roger Michell,
||Stars: Andrew Havill, Bill Murray, Eben Young, Eleanor Bron, Elizabeth Marvel, Elizabeth Wilson, Guy Paul, Laura Linney, Martin McDougall, Nancy Baldwin, Olivia Colman, Olivia Williams, Samantha Dakin, Samuel West, Tim Beckmann
||Synopsis: In 1930s Hudson Valley, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley is reacquainted with her distant cousin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to help him relax at his family estate. That aid soon develops into much more as they become lovers. That puts Daisy in a unique position as Roosevelt receives the King and Queen of Britain in 1939 for a visit. As the Royal couple copes with the President's oddly plebeian arrangements, Daisy learns that there is far more to Roosevelt's life than she realized. With the world about to be set ablaze by war, friendships are struck and perspectives are gained on that special weekend that would make all the difference with a great, but very human, president. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Hyde Park on Hudson is no mixed bag, as some may have you think. Bill
Murray turns in a perfectly mannered, whimsical performance as FDR and
is very ably supported by an award-worthy cast that includes Laura
Linney and Olivia Williams. It's funny, yes, but it's not a laugh riot,
nor is it meant to be. It's a postcard look at a lost time, the first
visit of an English monarch to a sitting U.S. president, dappled with a
touch of uncertain, unlikely, and illicit romance.
It's a few years before The Big One, WWII, but there's a storm
a-brewing in Europe. Everyone knows it, but relations between the U.S.
and England have been strained, something about revolting and then
fighting in the War of 1812. Ancient history to some but not all, it
would seem. At any rate, King George VI and Queen Consort Elizabeth
(Samuel West and Olivia Coleman, respectively) travel to America to
visit Roosevelt with the intention of securing his support for the
upcoming war. But rather than host them in stuffy Washington, DC, FDR
(contrary to the real visit) invites his royal guests to his home away
from home, Springwood, a stately manor in upstate New York. It happens
to be on the Hudson River, or near it, in case the title has tripped
Now, FDR was quite an unusual president. He was the last to serve more
than two terms, as the Constitution was amended later. Also, he had
polio, which he had contracted as a child. The funny thing is this -
people went to great lengths to pretend nothing was wrong with
Roosevelt's legs whatsoever. The Emperor had no clothes. Even the press
were complicit, gamely waiting for the president to be lowered into the
back of a convertible before taking their pictures and asking their
questions. Can you imagine that today? The slightest limp by a leader
seems to imply a lack of leadership in the minds of some.
And so it was at the time, only not. The nation turned its eyes to
Roosevelt as a resolute, optimistic leader, a man who could help them
finally rid themselves of that awful Depression, and so they gladly
ignore whatever shortcomings he may have. The king of England,
meanwhile, is in a similar situation. He is the same George depicted in
The King's Speech - you know, the one about the king who stuttered?
FDR, who is much older, is not as self conscious about his malady as he
used to be, whereas poor George is practically frozen by his own. Now,
recall that the king and queen are visiting to gain the support of
America; FDR already knows this. He could easily just issue a statement
to the effect that the USA would help England in any way it could, but
he chooses to host royalty instead. He wishes to meet the man beneath
the crown, and he wishes to size him up.
Enter into the fray a quite-distant cousin of FDR, a Daisy Stuckley
(Linney), who narrates the story. Daisy is introduced to the president,
and somehow they find a connection. Daisy, like the arriving king, is
also unsure of herself, a bit of an ugly duckling among the glamor of
the president's residence. They find in each other a kindred spirit.
Franklin is more or less estranged from his saintly wife Eleanor at
this point (they live in separate houses in New York!), and although he
cannot walk, he does enjoy him some female company.
But what is this story really about, anyway? It depends on your own
perspective. Some will see this as a docudrama reflecting the meeting
of two leaders (and their wives); some will see it as a comedy, an
intelligent, subtle comedy with a barely smirking Bill Murray. Others
still will find romance in almost every scene, no matter who the
players, no matter where the setting.
Murray deserves an Oscar nomination here, and perhaps the Academy will
make up for their Lost in Translation snub. Linney does as well; her
Daisy never undergoes a sudden transformation into a woman with a real
backbone. She seems sad much of the time, working in the White House
with tightened lips. Her life appears joyless; that is, until she has
some alone time with Franklin, whence a window to a sunnier day slowly
Hyde Park on Hudson is a gorgeous movie with a splendid, bemused, and
convincing performance by Bill Murray as our 32nd president and
endearing, exhilarating role for Laura Linney. Each should be richly
rewarded come award time.
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, Samuel West
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