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'Hyde Park on Hudson' review: Makes 'Lincoln' look like 'Skyfall'

'Hyde Park on Hudson' review: Makes 'Lincoln' look like 'Skyfall'

*1/2 (out of four) President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) drives his fifth cousin Daisy (Laura Linney) to an isolated field. He puts her hand on his thigh and unfastens his pants. You know where this is going. Daisy must be awfully good with her hands because the painfully dry “Hyde Park on Hudson” neglects to depict the bond that apparently led to a long, secret relationship between these two. First-time feature writer Richard Nelson’s script deserves about 50 tickets from the voiceover police; throughout the film, Daisy interjects with commentary like “How I longed for him,” frequently speaking about events and feelings she was not around to...

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