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A well told story of the interview between David Frost and Richard Nixon. Interesting watching the extras to see the real interview afterwards.
Having been around during Watergate, this was interesting and portrayed Nixon with some intelligence - gave me more insight into him, whereas I believed all the hype at the time
This was an okay movie, but I was irritated by the actor playing David Frost. He wasn't at all like the Frost I remember from his heyday on television. Overall, a reasonably compelling story which... Read more one assumes is founded on true events. But the hype and over-dramatisation of the movie tended to take the storyline into almost unbelievable hyperbole.
I expected the usual media hyped hand wringing over this one - portraying Nixon as the boogey man that liberals need to rail against every term. Perhaps it's because the nutters have moved on to several... Read more other well known targets since then that a bit of balance has crept back into this story - and it sure helps that most of the people involved are now dead. Nothing like not having to admit you were a hysterical political school fish when your target is still alive. The obvious themes this film holds is that everyone is human, and corruptable, and that it is the systems that corrupt and our ongoing belief that if we just vote in a more charismatic leader, a more liberal leader, a more conservative leader, a more democratic leader, he or she will transcend the rotteness of our political systems. And it comes as such a big surprise to us all, everytime it happens, that the system corrupts our new popular hero instead. The Frost Nixon story outlines the responsiblity we all must share, not just the man who was leader, but those of us who participated in a flawed system and to learn from our unrealistic expectations.
A look at the media not seen before. Well done dramatization of two complex personalities.
Not sure why I chose this movie, but surprisingly I enjoyed it. Having been around during the Frost Nixon era certainly helped - I remember the 'Frost Report" comedy on t.v., and of course everyone... Read more hated Nixon at the time, so this film gave a great insight/ flashback to those years. Ron Howard spins a good yarn even with some potentially boring subject matter ( political interviews)
It takes a while to get the two together in this dramatisation mainly because I believe there are too many spare characters filling screen time. The interview segments are not too bad but overall its worth just watching Frank Langella.
It's interesting enough, but the two leads bear no resemblance to the real people in any way. Frank Langella comes off best, and delivers with a solid performance. Watch the real interviews on YouTube if you really enjoyed it.
A lot better than I thought. Got it out more for the hubby to watch, but I really enjoyed it. Great acting good story line, even for those not politically minded in the least... like me
Covered the interviews really well but did not cover the story of Nixon and what he did that lead to the interviews. Great acting by the actors.