Thursday, July 30, 2009

Last Night's Movie: Frost Nixon

"Ain't nothin' like the real thing, baby." While this 2008 movie may possibly shine a little light on the background of the making of David Frost interviewing Richard Nixon, you'd be much better off looking at the REAL footage. Frank Langella's portrayal of Nixon ages the former president by 20 years. Langella's Nixon may be more animated in body movement and speech, but puh-leez! Nix wasn't a geezer when he was interviewed by Frost. Paradoxically, the actor who portrays Frost is too kind, sort of like having Beyonce portray Eartha Kitt. Kitt, in her prime, could have only hoped to be such a looker.

Watch the movie. It's not bad if you've never seen (or have forgotten) the original Frost Nixon interviews. When you're done, go into the DVD's "Special Features" and you'll get a glimpse of some of the ACTUAL video. Then you'll see what I mean!
*** . 3 and a half out of 5 stars for this one!

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