Hyde Park On Hudson Saturday, 04 April 2020

Hyde Park On Hudson

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Infrequent coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch:

    Even the president can be politically incorrect.

  • Starring:

    Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Marvel, Olivia Williams, Elizabeth Wilson

  • Directed by:

    Roger Michell

  • Running time:

    94 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Shouting, raised voices. People running in the woods at night stumble and trip. Crockery is accidentally smashed. A hiding woman frightens another woman. Blood/gore: A small amount of blood is seen on a forehead, nose and foot. Bruise on face.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A woman masturbates a man. Lesbian relationships and infidelity are discussed. A woman berates a man for touching her bottom. A woman's nude outline is seen (blurred) through a window.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, hip flask). Smoking. Card games. A man consumes aspirin.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Son-of-a-b, wh*re. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Leadership, international liaisons, diplomacy, infidelity, awkwardness, deportment, disability, cultural differences/misunderstandings, confessions, marriage, duty naivety, properness, forgiveness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Depression era, pre-World War II setting. Dogs, birds, cows, horses, buzzing insects. Stuffed bird is seen, taxidermy is discussed. Stamp-collecting. A man blows his nose into a handkerchief (close-up). A woman stands in horse manure. A man stutters. Polio. Woodland setting at night. Hot dogs are seen and frequently discussed. Underwater camera views. Camera flashes create a strobe lighting effect. Death and illness are discussed.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Bill Murray is charming as FDR. Good supporting cast. Delicately handled. Entertaining. Great score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Premise is the relationship between FDR (Murray) and Daisy (Linney) from Daisy's perspective, but she assumes a secondary role in the film. FDR is portrayed as creepy, patriarchal. Narrative lag.

 

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