Hyde Park on Hudson: The Movie & the Giveaway


Have you seen the trailer for Hyde Park on Hudson? It seemed to be playing before every movie I saw over Christmas. No? Then, go look:

Like what you see? I did. I couldn’t believe Bill Murray does the iconic Franklin Roosevelt so well. And Laura Linney is, well, the ever-excellent Laura Linney. After Spielberg’s Lincoln, it’s nice to see our historical past portrayed in a less Serious and Important manner.

The film showed in LA and NY in December for the obligatory week in order to qualify for Academy Award consideration. However, it is now open nationwide, and to mark that, Focus Features, the producers of Hyde Park on Hudson, are offering one MidLifeBlogger a chance to win a $50 American Express Gift Card. That’s a helluva night at the movies, popcorn included, for you and a friend.

Interested? Here’s what you have to do:

  • After watching the trailer, tell us in the Comments the answer to this one question: What all-American dish was discussed serving to the Queen of England?
  • Only one entry per person, please.
  • You must be 18 to enter, but really why are you even reading MidLifeBloggers if you’re not in midlife?
  • On January 11, 2013, the magic of random.org will select the lucky commenter. That means you have until 11:59 p.m. on January 10, 2013 to enter.
  • The winner will be announced on this site on January 11 at which time I’ll need your email address so that Focus Features can send you your $50 prize.

Prizing provided by Focus Features

 Update: And the winner is….Jamie of Jamie’s Got Game. Congratulations! Send me your preferred email address, so the people from Focus Features can contact you.

  • Jamie

    I just sent you an email! Thank you so much!

  • Guest

    Hot dogs!

  • Miah

    It’s hot dogs

  • Michelle

    Hot Dogs

  • Jamie

    Hot dogs

  • Marie

    It’s hot dogs

  • Lucy

    hot dogs

  • Kaylin

    Hot dogs!

  • http://twitter.com/labfpto LAURA ARI

    hot dogs

  • Geraldine

    Hot dogs

  • Mark

    Hot Dogs!!!!

  • Kay

    haha it’s hot dogs

  • Lindsey

    Hot dogs

  • Sert

    Hot dogs!

  • Jean

    The answer is hot dogs

  • Ann

    Hot dogs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathleenlwalker Kathy Hicks Walker

    Hot Dogs and now I know what I am making for dinner. A can of baked beans and hot dogs. Perhaps not really a royal feast, but my princely 6 yr old will be happy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.demuro Jacqueline Tierney DeMuro

    hot dogs… and the movie looks great.

  • Holly B

    Hot dogs!

  • Laurie Kennedy

    I can go for free so will omit my answer. Keith gets free tics cause he is WGA. And I’m SAG . So I’ll wag and sag to the movies. Hope you find a winner. Love you Laur

  • JessieC

    Hot dogs, interesting.

  • Linda

    And I just had some! Answer: Hot dogs

  • Julie

    haha this movie looks great. Hot dogs

  • Donna

    Hot dogs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Livivua-Ramsey/100002068230566 Livivua Ramsey

    hot dogs (yes.4eva.r@gmail.com)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lisa-Brown/1611647164 Lisa Brown

    Hot Dogs were going to be served to the Queen.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  • Toni

    hot dogs…

  • florabrown

    Count me in. Hot dogs for dinner? An excellent idea. I look forward to enjoying this movie. With this generous prize, ‘ll even be able to afford to buy hot dogs in the theater. Thank you Focus Features.

  • Deanna G.

    Hot dogs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tianayubi Tian Ayubi

    Hot dogs! I can’t wait to watch the movie on this weekend :)


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003986625278 Ann Lyfe

    Hot dogs!!! :)

  • Sarah Auerswald

    Hot dogs! And I would love to see it.

  • http://twitter.com/midlifequeen Laura Lee Carter


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elena-Istomina/100002433695748 Elena Istomina

    Hot dogs

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=569617891 Shani Ferguson

    Hot dogs!

  • http://injaynesworld.blogspot.com/ Jayne

    Hot dogs! And the movie was wonderful! My favorite of the year.

  • Jeremy Maron

    Hot Dogs! yummers….

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy Mary Happymommy

    Serving hot dogs! Funny.

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