The most requested photograph from the White House is the one showing Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon shaking hands. But what led to that odd historic moment? Elvis & Nixon is a quiet yet effective comedy about that might have led to the historic meeting between two seemingly opposite people.
The humor here is quieter, but it's effective: Elvis' omnipresent guns, Bud and Chapin struggling to make the meeting happen, even Nixon's surprised and surprising response to the person who may be better known than the President. Elvis & Nixon is an enjoyable, offbeat and plausible imagining of what might have led to this historic meeting.
Overall grade: B+
Reviewed by James Lynch