The Special Relationship (2010)

TV Movie   |  TV-14   |    |  Biography, Drama, History


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A dramatization that traces former UK prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.


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  • Dennis Quaid and Michael Sheen in The Special Relationship (2010)

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13 June 2010 | flyzone1
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| Surprisingly good!
It seems movie reviews of this work are subject to the politics and realities of the event rather than the recreation and acting of this surprisingly good story. Dennis Quaid, who I've never seen do anything above mediocre work usually just mirroring himself, was just outstanding as Bill Clinton. I think it is by far his best piece of acting to date. Equally so for Michael Sheen who I am less familiar with. Both men did a good job of presenting the personalities, complexities and subtleties of each leader. "Hillary Clinton" didn't just look the part - she was Hillary (at least what we know of her). Bill was presented as the smart politician sleaze ball and failed leader of lost promise that he was. Tony Blair is presented as both a promising leader and sympathetic character doomed to eventual destruction. The story was able to project all this in its short 90 minutes. On top of that it was educational to boot. Good job!

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