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Director: Roger Michell

Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Colman, Samuel West, Olivia Williams

Running time: 95 minutes

Synopsis: American president Fdr begins a love affair with his distant cousin, just as the King and Queen of Britain visit to curry favour and support for the impending war.

The Bill Murray renaissance continues, this time with him being awarded the highest accolade possible for an American actor: playing a real life Us president. Murray appears to relish in the role, which comes as little surprise – his Franklin D. Roosevelt is the kind of sharp-minded, lethargic lothario recognizable from his work with Wes Anderson. Familiar perhaps, but enjoyable nonetheless. It’s another dry and memorable turn from Murray (who continues his campaign to be recognized as cinema’s best loved actor), and one that leads a multitude of fine performances – whilst Hyde Park On Hudson’s central love story merely bumbles along, »

- Tom Fordy

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