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Aro Favourite Frost/Nixon

 

USA 2008, 122 minutes
Dir. Ron Howard
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama

Topics: Politics, Media, Stageplay, Period 1970s.

 

Aroview: Terrific adaptation of the Peter Morgan stageplay providing a dramatic retelling of the story behind the famous interviews between ex-President Nixon and British talkshow host David Frost.

Having a field day with a surprisingly juicy premise, Morgan's screenplay strikes a delicate balance of entertainment and genuine insight as it exposes the tactical battle that went on behind and before the cameras started rolling. David is David and Nixon his Goliath, and an intriguing chemistry emanates from these very unlikely opponents, while tension is heightened further by the precariousness of the whole enterprise. Frank Langella's Oscar-nominated performance gives the film its backbone and dir. Ron Howard again proves the consummate Hollywood professional, his even-handedness paying dividends are he shades in both the flaws and virtues of both men.

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