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Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

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The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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FDR
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Missy
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Tommy
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Cameron
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Daisy's Aunt
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Mrs. Astor
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President's Aide #1
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Mary the Maid
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In 1930s Hudson Valley, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley is reacquainted with her distant cousin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to help him relax at his family estate. That aid soon develops into much more as they become lovers. That puts Daisy in a unique position as Roosevelt receives the King and Queen of Britain in 1939 for a visit. As the Royal couple copes with the President's oddly plebeian arrangements, Daisy learns that there is far more to Roosevelt's life than she realized. With the world about to be set ablaze by war, friendships are struck and perspectives are gained on that special weekend that would make all the difference with a great, but very human, president. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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One weekend that would unite two great nations See more »


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Rated R for brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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1 February 2013 (UK)  »

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A Royal Weekend  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$81,362, 9 December 2012, Limited Release

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$6,367,780, 24 March 2013
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Trivia

Hyde Park's main movie theater is the "Hyde Park Roosevelt Cinemas" and its high-school is the "Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School" which are both named after the town's most famous native son, the late former four-term Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt. See more »

Goofs

When FDR calls for an end to Ish-ti-opi's ceremonial dance, Eleanor Roosevelt invites everyone to thank Ish-ti-opi in Cherokee. Ish-ti-opi (a.k.a., Wesley L. Robertson) was a Choctaw Indian, not a Cherokee. In any event, the word "yakoke" used for "thank you" is correctly Choctaw, not Cherokee. The Cherokee words for "thank you" are "wado" and "s'gi". See more »

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Daisy: Back then - this is years ago - I couldn't afford secrets. I just had chores. As a child growing up, we had been rich. And then, well, we weren't. And like most people during the Depression, I now lived each day as it came no longer expecting anything. Waiting. For nothing. And then...
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Playing for Keeps (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
Written by Bernie Benjamin, Eddie Durham, Sol Marcus, Edward Saller
Performed by The Ink Spots
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Wow. I was bored
25 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

I really wanted to see this film and rented it to watch at home.

Story is slow and when you're expecting something to happen, it doesn't.

Totally disappointed in this movie. I always enjoyed Laura Linny and Bill Murray and this film had a sort of Altman feel to it but it just dragged.

I found myself hitting the fast forward button in some scenes.

Additionally, I knew FDR was a philanderer but this story really depicts him as a multiple woman Lothario. Lost even more respect for FDR.

Olivia Williams does a good job portraying Elenor. I guess Elenor wasn't the best host in her time.

Good cast but the story and direction is a downer.


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