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Genre Drama
Running Time 94 min
MPAA rating R (for brief sexuality)
Release Date Dec 7, 2012
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Hyde Park on Hudson

In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, host the King and Queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson in upstate New York in the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic establishment, as wife, mother and mistresses all conspire to make… Show more

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Dec. 14, 2012 - Boston.com - Ty Burr

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a movie as spectacularly tone-deaf as “Hyde Park on Hudson.” A work of historical embroidery about Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s bit on the side — make that plural — it comes to us at a time when we’re used to our national icons covered with fresh bird-droppings. JFK was a serial womanizer, Thomas Jefferson was an adulterous racist, James K. Polk beat his horses (OK, I made that up). Knowing what we know of men in positions of power, the news that FDR probably had affairs with a number of women, including a possible longstanding romance with his sixth cousin, Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, is dispiriting but not surprising. Actually, a portrait that would fully humanize the 32d president, balancing his strengths and weaknesses with a clear eye to both national and personal responsibilities, would not be an unwelcome event.

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