Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

IMDb 5.9

“Hyde Park on Hudson” is a historical comedy-drama film that was released in 2012. The film was directed by Roger Michell and stars Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, and Samuel West.

The film is set in the summer of 1939 and follows the story of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) as he prepares to host the King and Queen of England at his country home in Hyde Park, New York. The visit is meant to strengthen relations between the two nations as war looms on the horizon.

As the preparations for the visit get underway, Roosevelt becomes involved in a romantic relationship with his distant cousin, Margaret Suckley (Laura Linney). Meanwhile, tensions between the American and British officials involved in the visit begin to rise, leading to comedic misunderstandings and cultural clashes.

“Hyde Park on Hudson” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising Murray’s performance as Roosevelt and the film’s light-hearted approach to historical events, while others found it to be too slow-paced and lacking in substance. Nevertheless, the film remains a charming and entertaining look at a unique moment in history and the personal relationships that shaped it.

Duration: 94 min.


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