I like Ron Howard’s films, but I can’t say I love or hate them, and his latest film, “Frost/Nixon” is no exception.
Adapted by Peter Morgan from his own award-winning play of the same name, “Frost/Nixon” is set around the series of interviews that took place in 1977 between David Frost and the disgraced former President Richard Nixon.
That the results are intriguing, but ultimately lukewarm is of little surprise.
It’s August 1974, and Nixon (Frank Langella), the 37th president of the United States, has just resigned his office following the ongoing Watergate scandal. A talk-show host, Frost (Michael Sheen), watches the resignation speech wondering not about the political implications, but the number of viewers tuning in.