In December 1970, Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) is horrified by the anarchy he sees on his TV screen and compels his good friend Jerry Schilling (Alex Pettyfer) to join him on a madcap odyssey to Washington DC.
Against the odds, President Nixon (Kevin Spacey) considers Presley's outrageous request to be made a Federal Agent to dissuade America's youth from experimenting with drugs.
Elvis & Nixon is an amusing and outlandish dramatisation of a real meeting between the pair. There are no records of the men's conversation so the scriptwriters have free rein.
Both Shannon and Spacey pickpocket their opportunities for scenery-chewing, not least when the singer first enters the Oval Office and ransacks the President's private supply of soft drinks and candy.