Frost/Nixon is a movie, based on a play, based on an interview.
Doesn't sound too exciting, does it?
More than anything, however, the film is a showcase for Frank Langella. Expect the actor to be nominated for an Oscar for his turn as Richard Nixon, as he prepares for an interview with British journalist David Frost.
While the typical audience for this drama will likely be political followers, Nixon haters, history buffs and events students of television, we encourage readers to keep an open mind. The film unfolds almost like a boxing match, as the two sides train to face off and then engage in an interview that resembles a series of back-and-forth rounds.
The movie isn't entirely truthful regarding Frost, who comes across a bit like a caricature of a journalist, a less-than-serious fella. In reality, he was a rather serious journalist.
Small bit of historical inaccuracy aside, though, this film comes across at an ideal time. America is more interested in politics than ever. While no one wants to be reminded about corruption in government, people are likely to perk up at the mention of Presidential history.
The movie may be callled Frost/Nixon, but it plays out like Frost vs. Nixon, and viewing it in that type of showdown mode will make it more appealing for the average movie goer.