Hyde Park on Hudson (December 7)
Most any moviegoer can appreciate a rare and promising appearance by the great Bill Murray, no matter how stunted or real-to-life the character. While "Ghostbusters 3" hangs in movie studio purgatory, Murray backsteps in time to deliver a quaint story about love, war and quasi-incestuous relations, with plenty of smoking and binge drinking.
In this snapshot of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life, Murray portrays the late president in the 1930s when he has a torrid love affair with a distant cousin, played by Laura Linney, while the King and Queen of England are visiting him at his quiet home in upstate New York.
The film is a focus feature meant as a strange love story for the ages about one of our nation’s most beloved leaders. Expect witty word exchanges, ‘30s swimwear and lots of Bill Murray tending to his vices. We smell a Golden Globe!