Hyde Park on Hudson

Hyde Park on Hudson
Hyde Park on Hudson
  • R
  • 1h 34m
  • 2012
Rotten37%
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Academy Award® nominees Bill Murray and Laura Linney star in this delightful look at one of the most pivotal meetings in history. As Great Britain faces an imminent war with Germany, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Murray) and his wife, Eleanor (Olivia Williams), invite the King and Queen of England for a weekend at their home in upstate New York. But during the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to America, international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal trip an unforgettable one. Hyde Park of Hudson is a charming and fresh look at true events and the mysteries of love and friendship, from the acclaimed director of Notting Hill.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten37%
Critics Consensus: Though bolstered by a thoroughly charming performance by Bill Murray in the central role, Hyde Park on Hudson is an FDR biopic that lets down both its audience and its subject.
Reviews
The Atlantic
Noah Gittell
Rotten

[It] may have the look of a prestige picture, but it plays more like a version of FDR's life as to...

June 25, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

The movie insists on an unearned sentimentality and nostalgia about a situation and a period that...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Sophie Ivan
Rotten

A frustrating, wasted opportunity, destined to remain in the shadow of its cinematic sibling.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Tom Huddleston
Fresh

Somewhat uneven and ultimately underwhelming, but there's plenty to admire and enjoy here nonethel...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Presidential drama is well acted but short on passion.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Hyde Park on Hudson is a light period drama focusing on a fateful weekend when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray) played host to the king and queen of England. Against a rich backdrop of pre-World War II history, an infatuation develops between the president and his distant cousin, Margaret Stuckley (Laura Linney). The movie offers a decidedly intimate portrayal of the president, following him into his bedroom. One fairly sexual scene takes place in a car; nothing graphic is shown, but movements and gestures imply that a woman is using her hand to pleasure a man. A naked woman is also seen in the background of another scene (fuzzily), and there's also some swearing and plenty of period-accurate smoking and drinking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:December 7, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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