Review of HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

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This is a light-hearted look at Franklin D. Roosevelt as he begins an affair with his distant cousin, Margaret Stuckly in 1939.  She comes to his place to stay for the weekend.  It’s not just any weekend though.  The King and Queen of England are going to be the President’s honored guests.  At first, Margaret and the President’s relationship is a strong friendship, but after she gives him a handjob in his car while on a country drive, they become temporary lovers.

This movie is supposed to be (at least I thought) told from the point of view of Margaret.  Well, at least it begins that way.  We get some pretty bland scenes of a creepy kind of flirting between the main characters.  Then they start their affair.  It’s not particularly engaging or interesting.  Once the Kind and Queen show up though, the focus shifts entirely.  All of a sudden…

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By Nicholas Maithya Posted in Reviews

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