Sunday, January 25, 2009

The one with the mini movie review - Frost/Nixon

Here's something that I didn't expect to turn out the way it did. In a nutshell, its based on the original set of interviews David Frost conducted with Richard Nixon. At the time Nixon had basically bent America over and fecked off without saying thanks, sorry or ordering room service. Mr. Frost watches the President resign and goes off about planning a set of interviews.

Nixon's right hand badger sorts out an astronomical amount of money (for the time) and they agree to do the interviews because they reckon Frost is more at home talking shite about celebrities and stoats than actually seriously interviewing the President. So they set about the interviews and Frost (wonderfully played by Michael Sheen) gets it on with Tricky Dicky (played by Frank Langella). Frost spends most of his time mounting some lady he picked up on a plane, going to shindigs and trying to convince anyone who will listen to buy the interviews. All the time while his hapless cohorts attempt to dig the dirt on Dick. At the midnight hour Frost gets his A game on and the rest as they say, is damn fine history.

Throw in some great supporting performances (Kevin Bacon for example) and you've got a great flick. This is a great flick let down by a  poorish impression of Richard Nixon. Other than that I loved it. That said if your type of movie is The Fast and the Furious this may not be for you.


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