It's kind of fun to see a famous U.S. president who was, actually, such a naughty boy. In the late 1930's, and for the very first time, a European sovereign and her majesty travel to the United States to visit the president. The King and Queen travel to the Hudson Valley, upper New York state, and get ready for a weekend country picnic. This little party will feature the new American "hot dog" with mustard, and Indians playing Tom-Tom's. At the same time, President Roosevelt(Bill Murray) begins an affair with his cousin, Daisy(Laura Linney). Daisy doesn't know that there is more than one hen in the hen-house; the president has multiple lovers(and a wife). Before the picnic, FDR assembles a royal group in the drawing room. FDR's mother bursts in: "You can't serve drinks to the King and Queen" she shouts. FDR's mother had an alcoholic father and husband. A lively shouting match follows, and FDR proclaims that "We will have drinks. After all, I'm the president..."British director Roger Michell's tasteful, controlled, yet leisurely non-epic is a classy look at a famous American president(from behind closed doors). "Hyde Park" was shot 45 miles from Piccadilly Square, England, a certainly distant location substitution. It works. Chain-smoking and invading a hidden silver flask with abandon, Bill Murray is excellent as FDR. Two-or-three good roles in-a-row have rejuvenated the career of our one-time Hollywood bad-boy. DVD extras include six trailers, a commentary, and two featurettes. Shot mostly on video, the colors are muted, but I haven't seen the BlueRay. Here is the Queen and Bertie, or King George VI. In 2010, Colin Firth won the Academy Award for playing King George VI, in "The King's Speech". Two years later, Samuel West plays the King, but in "Hyde Park", he hardly stutters at all.