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Film Review - Hyde Park on Hudson


Much of “Hyde Park on Hudson” is devoted to misdirection. With the gorgeous wilderness of the titular location, polished and primed period details, and the central casting of Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt, it’s a not a film that outwardly suggests a troubling tale is approaching. Even the marketing pushes a tone of jovial antics featuring the 32nd President of the United States. However, while the movie is playful at times, it’s primarily an unsettling tale of submission detailing affairs and humiliations, though one that’s habitually respectful to the participants. While it refuses a deep inhale of distress, “Hyde Park on Hudson” successfully undertakes a challenging story with a welcome detachment, preferring to focus on the characters, not the larger fallout from their actions. Read the rest at


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