Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hyde Park on Hudson - R. Michell 2012

Ever excellent Laura Linney stars as Roosevelt's distant cousin, suddenly turned lover. 
The author apparently shares my views on biopics, and cleverly focuses on the fairly casual visit of British George VI and wife, rather than telling the Whole Story.

It does some good to the film! Where a more exhaustive narrative would have been superfluous and probably uninteresting, this remains an adequate enough film. 

Nothing overly exciting, though, except perhaps if you start musing on how society still today would consider a female head of state surrounding herself with spouse + lovers + an ageing mother...

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