Don’t you love it when you you pick the right movie to see? Especially when you think you’re not in the mood for an intelligent drama. Okay, so it was my turn to choose and the other possibility was Twilight, but the thought of Ross going to sleep in a vampire/romance movie and snoring in the kissy-kissy bits put me off.
So, instead I chose Frost/Nixon, the just-released Ron Howard movie about the legendary battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting British television personality with a name to make – as the blurb says – in the story of the historic encounter that changed both their lives.
The screenwriter/s should earn Oscars and Tonys for their brilliant script as should the actors – it truly is a great movie.
Even if you didn’t live through those turbulent years as the world watched Richard Nixon escape punishment for his involvement in the Watergate affair, nor will it matter if you’ve never heard of David Frost, you’ll enjoy the drama unfolding. Go see it!
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We just went to see it over the hols – Frank Langella is just so creepily good. I’ll never be able to see the word “fornicate” without thinking of him quizzing David Frost about his sex life. And my nominee for best actor is ….