An okay movie..

By kathleenames
Written December 15, 2012
I'd say it was just okay. The actors did a fine job, it was just a little slow in parts. The King and Queen had some very funny lines though.
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Excellent, good performances, well directed

By Billy Moviegoer
Written January 02, 2013
I am glad I ignored the critics reviews and went to see this thoroughly enjoyable, well acted, beautifully directed film. The subtle understated performances, particularly by Laura Linny and Bill Murray capture the time in which their characters lived. It is refreshing to see this period in our history captured and recreated in a way that highlights the sharp contrast to today's world of "in your face" verbal expression and media over saturation. The drawing room scene between The President and the King of England in which they both conceed some of their insecurities was terrific. Also all the women's roles in the movie were wonderful and provided insights into their life and personalities. Very satisfying and entertaining movie.
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A Charming Slice of History

By ValkyrieNYC
Written April 22, 2013
A quiet little film that was sadly ignored (in spite of a campaign to get Murray an Oscar nod), as I felt Bill Murray gave a wonderful performance here as FDR, and Laura Linney as well as his distant cousin Daisy, with whom he had an affair, it seems. I very much enjoyed the interplay of all these different characters (FDR, Daisy, Eleanor, FDR's mother, and the king & queen of England) - the dynamics were fascinating. I understood the story was based on diaries found after the cousin passed away, so this is truly an insider view. I tend to feel that quiet, charming films like this one tend to be overlooked, which is a shame. I do recommend this film if you love history and appreciate a good performance.
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Worth Renting

By southern-bella
Written April 28, 2013
We've all seen and heard so much about Roosevelt, what more could be said? Well, there isn't more, just from another point of view. This was slow, even boring in parts, but also interesting. When reading, or watching, someone's memoirs you must question if what you are seeing/watching is factual or just how they remember it. And then take into account that turning those memoirs into a movie, even more liberty is taken. Having said that, the movie does show a slightly different side of Roosevelt's character. It also gives us one more reason to love Eleanor, the real steel behind the scenes of the presidency....does Hillary come to mind?
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ANOTHER EXPOSE ON THE ADULTROUS LOVE LIFE OF A DEAD PRESIDENT: FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT.

By Peneflix
Written December 20, 2012
Power is an aphrodisiac; since Early Dynastic Egypt, Mesopotamia, through the centuries, until the present, those with the might have the right to the delights of those whose lights shine at a diminished wattage, and those dim bulbs, like magnets, lust after the powerful, mighty, as sycophants to kings, presidents, dictators... "Hyde Park on Hudson" is a quasi-documentary based on letters written to "Daisy Suckley" (demure performance by Laura Linney) revolving around her intimate relationship with her fifth cousin, "President Franklin Delano Roosevelt" (1882-1945), depicted honestly by Bill Murray; Roosevelt had a real affinity for his cousins, "Eleanor" (Olivia Williams) his wife, also fell into the "kissing cousin" category... TWO & 1/2 STARS!! ***For full review please visit peneflix(dot)com!!!
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