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)


    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.


    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.


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


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


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


    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.


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


    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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