Director: Roger Michell
Writer(s): Richard Nelson
Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney and Olivia Williams
Awards: Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actor
Running Time: 95 Minutes
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York – 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 the royal weekend an unforgettable one.
“Murray, who has a wider range than we sometimes realize, finds the human core of this FDR and presents it tenderly.”-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times