This is a love story between a disgraced former American president and an unemployed British television version of Regis Philbin. Peter Morgan wrote the screenplay based on his stage play based on the 1977 televised interviews in which Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) and David Frost (Michael Sheen) go at it. There is no sex in this movie and no pounding score, which means it will probably not appeal to anyone under 25. An animated remake with Brad Pitt as Nixon's voice and a sober Paris Hilton as a female David Frost voice would probably make it more palatable for those who prefer amusement over history. As is, two straight shots and a joint.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Frost On A Rainy Night
On a rainy, chilly night in Los Angeles, veteran columnist Al Martinez (not usually a movie reviewer) stays in and watches some of the first-run movies, including "Frost/Nixon," that the studios evidently send to journalists: