Sunday, May 17, 2009


"Ron Howard directs this adaptation of Peter Morgan's popular Broadway play centered on a series of revelatory TV interviews former President Richard Nixon granted British talk show host David Frost in 1977. Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, the film stars Frank Langella, reprising his Tony Award-winning stage role, along with a stellar cast that includes Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones, Kevin Bacon and Oliver Platt. " courtesy of netflix

this movie was BEYOND amazing, but do I really need to say that? Ron Howard directing a movie of the closest Nixon ever got to a confession or a trial? the movie itself is passionate, powerful, intriguing, interesting, the only parts that get a little dull are when they have scenes of Nixon (outside of the "Frost situation") rambling on about something stupid. (the man aparently loved to talk!) but geez i mean the little one liners that stick with you. there was a line when Frost first met Nixon, and he brought a new girlfriend along and as they were leaving Nixon leaned into Frost and said "you gotta marry that girl." forst replied "yeah shes something isnt she?" (or something along those lines) and Nixon said "yeah, and shes from Monaco, they don't pay taxes there" all these little tiny things that just help you realize this man. but the whole cast is stellar, down to Kevin Bacon in frankly, his small role. but Sam Rockwell, geez he was the epitome of every democrat at that time. the movie just makes you want to read for hours and hours about Nixon and what bullshit he could come up with.


No comments:

Post a Comment