In spirit of President Obama's inauguration, what better movie to watch than one about a president? but lets just hope that Obama's not quite like Mr Nixon!
For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harbored doubts about their boss's ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted. Would Nixon evade questions of his role in one of the nation's greatest disgraces? Or would Frost confound critics and bravely demand accountability from the man who'd built a career out of stonewalling? Over the course of their encounter, each man would reveal his own insecurities, ego and reserves of dignity--ultimately setting aside posturing in a stunning display of unvarnished truth.
Storyline: 3 Stars
Wow, is this movie ever boring... drags on for ages. There's some superb and confound moments though!
Really interesting history though!
Acting: 4 Stars
Superb cast, especially Michael Sheen who plays David Frost.
Music: 3 Stars
The composer is Hans Zimmer, who did Pirates of the Carribean 2 and 3, Gladiator, and The Dark Knight... usually I think he's music is too dull.... he used basicall the same score for each of his movies! But this time it seemed as if he made an effort to create a score that's new. However, the score didn't quite shine as I could have hoped it would...
Emotions: 3 Stars
There were some superb moments where the director sought to mingle humour and the deeper emotions, which worked out extremely well. But overall these occurences weren't too common, so only 3 stars for this...
Extremely dull throughout, but worth the watch for the great moments that Ron Howard conveys in various pathes throughout!
I especially enjoyed the telephone conversation, if you take the time to look this up.
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