From the Oscar®-nominated writer and producers of Frost/Nixon and The Queen comes a powerful new look at the human side of iconic world leaders. In 1993, Tony Blair was a rising young star in British politics. Three years later he ran for Prime Minister - and began a "special relationship" with U.S. President Bill Clinton that endured through triumph, conflict and personal scandal. HBO Films presents Michael Sheen, Golden Globe® nominee Dennis Quaid, Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee Hope Davis, and Helen McCrory in the behind-the-scenes story of two world leaders who forged a loyal, if tempestuous, friendship out of the crucible of political necessity: The Special Relationship.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 19/09/2010 20:56:06
The Special Relationship (2010) is a made for TV movie from HBO and the BBC. The cast includes Michael Sheen, Dennis Quaid, Helen McCrory and Hope Davis.
Just as he did in The Deal (2003) and The Queen (2006) Michael Sheen once again plays former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Sheen is superb again nailing the mannerisms and character of Blair.
Dennis Quaid does an admirable job with Bill Clinton although he struggles a little when sharing the screen with Sheen. Hope Davis offers terrific support as Hilary Clinton.
Director Richard Loncraine (Firewall) does a decent job with an insightful and compelling script from Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon). The Special Relationship is a high quality drama with Sheen on top form in a role he has made his own.
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