'Hyde Park on Hudson' -- 2 1/2 stars

<b>R; 1:35 running time</b><br><br>
The music's the best thing about the peculiar, demurely prurient "Hyde Park on Hudson," starring Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Laura Linney as his spinster fifth cousin, Daisy Suckley. Setting the scene, and the mood, for this anecdotal account of FDR's pre-war sexual escapades one weekend in 1939, composer Jeremy Sams soaks the movie in a sly and charming recurring theme, a habanera rather like a buttoned-down variation on the famous aria from Bizet's "Carmen."  -- Michael Phillips<br><br><a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-hyde-park-hudson-20121213,0,3324074.column>Read the full "Hyde Park on Hudson" movie review</a>

( December 13, 2012 )

R; 1:35 running time

The music's the best thing about the peculiar, demurely prurient "Hyde Park on Hudson," starring Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Laura Linney as his spinster fifth cousin, Daisy Suckley. Setting the scene, and the mood, for this anecdotal account of FDR's pre-war sexual escapades one weekend in 1939, composer Jeremy Sams soaks the movie in a sly and charming recurring theme, a habanera rather like a buttoned-down variation on the famous aria from Bizet's "Carmen." -- Michael Phillips

Read the full "Hyde Park on Hudson" movie review

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