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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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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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The President. The First Lady. The King. The Queen. The Mother. The Mistress...One weekend would unite two great nations...After cocktails of course.


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Rated R for brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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1 February 2013 (UK)  »

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$81,362 (USA) (7 December 2012)

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$6,367,780 (USA) (22 March 2013)
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The third major release in as many years to feature King George VI "Bertie" as a character: The King's Speech (2010) in 2010 played by Colin Firth, in W.E. (2011) in 2011, played by Laurence Fox, and this movie in 2012 where he is played by Samuel West. See more »

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The King and Queen arrive to greet FDR at his home Springwood, but the building shown in the movie bears little resemblance to Springwood. 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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Wow. I was bored
25 May 2013 | by (united states) – 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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