With the possible exception of Robert Downey Jr., who lasted just one season on Saturday Night Live
, no alumni of that perennially popular late-night sketch show has earned a larger reputation as an actor than Bill Murray. In Roger Michell’s highly enjoyable Hyde Park on Hudson
, Murray surprises us yet again with his remarkable talent.
The movie tells the tale of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Murray) hosting the newly crowned King George VI (Samuel West) and his wife Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman), at the Roosevelt family home during the royal couple’s first visit to the United States. The polio-stricken president has kept his medical condition a s...