Based on an event in which truth was indeed stranger than fiction, this film depicts a day in 1970 in which King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley decided to go to the White House and offer his services to President Richard Nixon for the betterment of America. Kevin Spacey is in top form as Nixon, and Michael Shannon does an excellent job as Elvis. With both figures portrayed so often for so long, it would have been easy to show them as the caricatures we're all familiar with, but the performances are subtle and nuanced, making us feel as if we're really there. Definitely one of my favorite films of the past few years.
The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock 'n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.
Liza Johnson, Tate Donovan, Tracy Letts, Joey Sagal, Kevin Spacey, Ritchie Montgomery, Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, Geraldine Singer, Evan Peters, Ashley Benson, Danny McCarthy, Alex Pettyfer, Michael Shannon, Harold Evans, Ahna O'Reilly, Poppy Delevingne, Sky Ferreira, Nathalie Love, Kevin Lucky Johnson, Ian Hoch, Marcus Lyle Brown, Vivian Winther, Atlanta deCadenet, Dylan Penn, Kamal Angelo Bolden, Anthony Marble, Hanala Sagal, Skye Forsyth-Peters, Brandy Carter, Katie Corwin, Gary Roberson, Cary Elwes, Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal