Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

DVD - 2016
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1970, the King of Rock 'n' Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon. Starring Academy Award-nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey as President Nixon, Elvis & Nixon tells the untold story behind this revealing yet humourous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.


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Dec 03, 2018

Meh. After watching for about 30 minutes, I asked myself, "Just what, and why am I watching this?" Elvis wants to be a Federal Agent, and the Prez just gives him a badge? Huh??

Feb 21, 2018

Entertaining DVD about the meeting of Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon in December 1970. They were both rather unique and unforgettable characters of their era. Elvis decides he wants to be a federal agent “at large”, of course no one knows what that is or if such a thing exists, but he wants a badge he can flash and worries about the youth in America and the infiltration of drugs on society and he wants to go undercover to save the U.S. Kevin Spacey plays Nixon and does a great job, he does not want anything to do with Elvis and the meeting of the two is delegated to White House staff and Elvis staff who need to scheme up a way to make the meeting happen. Both Elvis and Nixon were rather conservative in their political beliefs and they find a common ground of understanding for their meeting. A photo was taken of the two and it apparently remains the most requested photograph from the U.S. National Archives. Fun DVD from events from not so long ago with two well known individuals.

Dec 29, 2017

Enjoyable black comedy. Well acted by both lead actors.

Dec 19, 2017

I did not really get the story but its suppose to actually happen so interesting...not like it has a moral to the story or does it. that what the story in the movie said did Elvis go under cover the world will never know.

How many licks does it take to get to center of a tootise pop ..the world will never know

Dec 17, 2017

Michael Shannon as Elvis?! totally miscast, if it was a movie about Frankenstein's monster, yes, Michael Shannon would be a top choice to play the role but not this.

Sep 16, 2017

I really enjoyed this film! I was surprised that I hadn't heard of this film before when I found it randomly on the shelf at work. I'm a huge fan of Kevin Spacey, and I love learning/reading about Nixon and his presidency. This film certainly has a more indie vibe to it but I found it very entertaining. The makers of the film took a quirky moment of Nixon history and turned it into a fun hour and a half story. If you enjoy nostalgic pop culture and enjoy Kevin Spacey's performances in general, I would recommend you try this film.

Sep 10, 2017

I am a Elvis Presley fan. I love his music. This movie to me was a insult to him. I did not like this movie at all!

Jul 12, 2017

Perhaps it is because I was born around 1950 yet don't feel particularly mostalgic about either Presley or Nixon, but it seems to me there just wasn't enough of a story here to base a movie on. Perhaps if the relevant part of the Nixon archives could have been opened so the scriptwriter could have researched exactly what DID happen in 1971, a better film might have resulted. The actual film chugged along and I gave up on it about half way through. Much as I admire Kevin Spacey, in my opinion his attempt to capture Nixon fared no better than the attempt of Anthony Hopkins. The holy grail in this genre was Val Kilmer's portrayal of Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's "The Doors", Kilmer was so good it was eerie, neither his appearance nor his singing was distinguishable from the original. Perhaps what might have worked better in this movie would have been a relatively unknown actor who actually resembled Nixon lip-syncing his lines while a second player accurately captured Nixon's voice. This dub-in technique worked quite well for the movie "Five Minutes Mr Welles"; D'Onofrio looked like Orson Wells but couldn't do his voice, so the voice of actor Maurice LaMarche was dubbed in.
Anyhow this Elvis/Nixon movie seems to a have pleased others so perhaps I'm being too hard on it.Orson Welles (Vincent D'Onofrio), and the actor who provided his dubbed voice ().

While I agree with the other comments about the actor not looking like Elvis, I loved the story and found it really humorous. Kevin Spacey does a great Richard Nixon impression! The fact that the Elvis-Nixon photo is the most requested one from the National archives is amazing.

May 04, 2017

Entertaining for people who know Elvis's music or the stories about his life.

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