Engrossing dramatization of the 1977 interviews between British journalist David Frost (Sheen) and former president Richard Nixon (Langella), about three years after Nixon's resignation due to the Watergate scandal. Follows Frost as he struggles to earn credibility within journalistic circles and has to front $600,000 of his own funds to entice Nixon. Figuring he can easily handle Frost, a beleaguered Nixon hopes to redeem himself to the nation, but his underestimation leads to a surprising admission. Adapted by Peter Morgan from his highly acclaimed 2006 play of the same name; the lead actors reprise their stage roles and a stellar Langella lives up to the Tony he received. Director Howard filmed at actual locations such as Nixon's San Clemente, California, home as well as Frost's hotel suite.
There is inherent drama in the true story of David Frost's landmark interview with Richard Nixon in 1977. There's a "David and Goliath” story, an "Abuse of Power" story, and a showcase for acting powerhouses. It's right up Ron Howard's alley. Sadly, it also easily falls prey to the director's ...Read More