As Great Britain faces an imminent war with Germany, the US President and his wife invite King George VI (Samuel West) and Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) for a weekend at their home in upstate New York. But during the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to America, international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of Roosevelt's domestic establishment as wife, mother and mistresses all conspire to make the royal trip an unforgettable one. As British and American traditions clash with hilarious consequences, they somehow begin to develop a close bond and strengthen the ties between England and America forever.
Rather boring account of what should have been a significant event in the UK's/US's history. Bill Murray is good as FDR, Laura Linney has no personality /charisma and the whole film leaves one yawning and wondering what was the point of making it?