After having read “No Ordinary Time” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, I’ve been on the lookout for anything FDR related. I just found out a new movie about Franklin Delano Roosevelt is coming out staring Bill Murray and Laura Linney. I can’t wait to see it. If you think Bush and Obama have had challenges during their administrations, I recommend you read “No Ordinary Time” as it portrays a very difficult time in American History with the economic trouble and the World War II.
Here is a plot summary from Wikipedia. In June of 1939, King George VI and his wife, the Queen Consort Elizabeth (parents of the current Queen Elizabeth II) made a visit to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s country estate in Hyde Park, New York. At the same time, the President was growing closer to his sixth cousin and eventual mistress, Margaret Suckley. No British monarch had ever visited the U.S. before, and Roosevelt hoped to bolster American support for the United Kingdom on the eve of World War II, which broke out less than three months later.
Directed by Roger Michell; written by Richard Nelson; director of photography, Lol Crawley; edited by Nicolas Gaster; music by Jeremy Sams; production design by Simon Bowles; costumes by Dinah Collin; produced by Kevin Loader, Mr. Michell and David Aukin; released by Focus Features. Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes.