Hyde Park on Hudson
Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Colman
Review: While it seemed to be trying incredibly hard to be an in-depth period piece covering a significant event in world history, this film fell short due to an uneven focus and a fairly bland protagonist. Linney’s portrayal of Daisy, FDR’s mistress, failed to engage me in any significant way. Theirs didn’t seem to be a particularly grand love story, nor was she a particularly likeable character, and as a result the rest of the film seemed somewhat pointless. Colman and West added some charm as ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Bertie’, and Murray turned in a typically watchable performance, but overall this film really did nothing for me.
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