Written December 21, 2012
While I am an FDR fan, the events in the film were largely new to me and, therefore, especially interesting.I thought the major characters: FDR, Eleanor, Mother, King George V! were very much as I remembered or imagined them (e.g.FDR's mother. I thought Bill Murray did a sensational job, as did virtually all of the others.
Also, the outside scenery was spectacular (even though apparently it was filmed in England, not Duchess County, NY). While I have been to FDR's home in Hyde Park, I don't think it was used in the film. Nevertheless, it seemed very similar.
All in all, anyone who is interested in first half of the 20th century American history should be delighted with this film.
Written February 28, 2015
First, the movie is rather dull. Second, it involves a rather excruciating humiliation by an important president to women who had little or no power in their dull lives. I could have lived without seeing that. Bill Murray is a good actor but I just don't like this character. I'd say this one should go on the large heap of films better forgotten.
One bright note: FDR's car had a really cool cigarette dispenser/lighter.
Written December 28, 2014
In spite of the great actors, there was no character development.
I adore Bill Murray but he just doesn't make it as FDR.
The movie started and ended at no where.
Save your money and find another movie that gets somewhere!!
Written January 30, 2015
I thought the movie was interesting and entertaining. Found out a couple of interesting facts. Thought the characters played their parts very well. Scenery was beautiful. A friend said their local news showed film being filmed in Roosevelt's house in Hyde Park. It had some funny scenes. Really enjoyed the king and queen of England and Roosevelt.
Written March 09, 2013
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