Producer/director Roger Michell teams with screenwriter Richard Nelson to adapt Nelson's BBC radio play chronicling the extramarital affair between President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and his distant cousin, Daisy (Laura Linney), which comes to light during a royal visit from the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) at his home in Hyde Park. As war engulfs Europe and the king seeks the support of the American government, President Roosevelt struggles to balance his domestic affairs with his international obligations as Commander in Chief. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
I liked this movie, the critics bashed it but I found it delightful. Bill Murray and laura Linney both did a good acting job. The actress that played Eleanor was way prettier than the real 1st lady, and they never mentioned why Eleanor was ok with him having affairs, but other than that it was a good movie. If you are in to big action films this is not for you, my husband would never watch this.
Was really curious how Bill Murray would do in a role like this one and was pleasantly surprised at his outstanding performance. I enjoyed this movie and it gave a little more insight into FDR. Well cast and directed. Good story.