January 27, 2009

‘Frost/Nixon’ named best ‘grownup’ movie

The U.S. publication AARP The Magazine has declared Frost/Nixon 2008's Best Movie

for Grownups.

Based on the post-Watergate television interviews between British journalist David Frost and former U.S. president Richard Nixon, director Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Peter Morgan's play Frost/Nixon was selected by the editors of AARP The Magazine, a publication that describes itself as the definitive voice for Americans over the age of 50 and the world's largest-circulation magazine with more than 34 million readers.

AARP also bestowed its award for Best Grownup Love Story upon Last Chance Harvey, while its prize for Best Buddy Picture went to The Family That Preys and its Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up honor went to Iron Man.

Frank Langella won the Best Actor 50 and Over title for his portrayal of Nixon in Frost/Nixon; Meryl Streep was named Best Actress 50 and Over for her performance as Sister Aloysius Beauvier in Doubt; and Gus Van Sant was honored as Best Director 50 and Over for filming Milk.

It is clear that Hollywood is paying attention not only to the tastes of moviegoers age 50 (and over), but also to the enormous talent of filmmakers age 50-plus, Nancy Graham, editor of AARP The Magazine, said in a statement. From drama and history, to musicals and biopics, actors over 50 took center stage on the silver screen last year and we're proud to recognize them for their hard work and creative achievements.