Elvis & Nixon
Directed by Liza Johnson. Written by Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal, and Cary Elwes. Starring Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, and Evan Peters
Elvis & Nixon, to put it simply, just looks like a fun time. There’s probably nothing sentimental hidden in the film or anything full on dramatic and I’m pretty okay with that. What we have is Kevin Spacey playing one of the most controversial figures in American history and Michael Shannon playing one of the most beloved figures in American history. I won’t say that Michael Shannon would’ve been my first choice to play Elvis, but he’s a damn fine actor and that’s really all that should matter. So all I can say is sit back with a big bag of popcorn and enjoy the ridiculousness.