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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Q: What’s the movie about?

A: British talk show host, David Frost (Michael Sheen), gets a chance to interview Richard Nixon (Frank Langella), after his impeachment, in the hopes of getting him to confess to his crimes.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Michael Sheen, Frank Langella, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall, Matthew Macfadyen, Sam Rockwell, Oliver Platt, Clint Howard, Toby Jones

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! It's yet another opportunity to learn something about the history of the 1970s without having to think too hard. And much like Milk, it also has a strange timeliness, as a fallen President tries to rebuild a legacy that will hopefully be more impressive than the truth.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Only when you least expect it.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Almost. But mostly it serves as a good reminder never to drunk dial!... That may have been Nixon's biggest mistake.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: While Frank Langella looks hardly anything like Nixon (I don't even think he gets the ethnicity right), he does manage to channel his energy and his expressions in a way that will most likely get him a nod. But if he's up against Josh Brolin playing W. they could presidentially cancel each other out for the win. In any case, between them and Sean Penn in Milk, this is shaping up to be a very political race for the Oscar. And we thought that after November 4th we could finally get a break from all that!

Q: How is the Acting?

A: This is really Michael Sheen's movie, and he totally owns it, bringing with him the essence of the 70s from the hair to the goofy look on his face.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: Though it's based on a play, Ron Howard manages to keep it feeling cinematic.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: It's hard to deny the talent that it takes to write a script that keeps things moving, when your source material is two men sitting in chairs.  Peter Morgan's script feels like a boxing match, despite the fact that both men are pinned to their seats.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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1 comment:

Farzan said...

Another great early review. The movie looks good and Ill check it out as soon as it comes out. Frank Langella hardly looks like Nixon, but he still does a good impersonation of him