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Fist of all, the most irritating part of the movie: it needed a historical consultant for architecture and fashion. Some of the historic houses and the swimming pool looked old and uncared for, as they probably are today. They should've been restored to the condition they would've been in at the time the movie is portraying. The books on the shelves were all old....they wouldn't have looked that ragged back then. The fashions were probably okay, but I'm not sure they were worn at the correct time of day, or always made of older fabricss etc. They had a historic consultant for a short Indian song, so they probably knew better.
Bill Miurray did a better job portraying FDR than I would've expected, but he was still Bill Murray. The story is from Daisy's eyes, and she really doesn't like the other women in FDR's life from the storyline. It's a historical story, but they never mention dates of occurances or time references for Daisy's affair with FDR. That kind of messes up the historical aspect.
Why so many stars? It's an important look into the relationship between US and Britain and the crisis faced by *#$@ Germany. It really helps to understand and appreciate history when seen through real people with real flaws and real doubs. I like that people smoked and drank and had affairs and spoke unkindly of others....it's a real part of human nature that helps us understand history and events from a more human perspective. By all means see the movie, for that step back into history, for all of it's flaws. It does make history come alive.
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