Hyde Park on Hudson at Plymouth Arts Centre until February 28
Roger Michell’s (Notting Hill) whimsical, clever and ever so slightly risqué Hyde Park on Hudson is sheer movie-going delight. In a perfect narrative double-take on the term ‘special relationship’, the story of the secret love affair between Franklin D Roosevelt (Murray) and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley (Linney) centres on the weekend in 1939 when King George (Samuel West) and Queen Elizabeth (Colman) pay a royal visit to upstate New York with the objective of securing the United States’ allegiance in the impending war. Based on Stuckley’s diaries and letters, discovered after her death, Richard Nelson’s finely modulated script balances charm, comedy and political acuity. Bill Murray’s impish performance as FDR oscillates between playful and serious, proving a delicious contrast to Laura Linney’s gentle naivety and Olivia Williams’ energetic swagger as the forthright Eleanor Roosevelt. Excellent cinematography and production design complete this dreamy, impeccable film.
22 Feb 2013 - 28 Feb 2013
Saturday: 2.30pm & 5.30pm
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Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
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