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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Michael Sheen
Dennis Quaid
Julianne Moore
Helen McCrory
Directors
Richard Loncraine
Screenwriters
Peter Morgan
Running Time
93 minutes

The Special Relationship
Bill and Tony sitting in a tree...


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Plot
Set after Blair (Michael Sheen) has become PM, the focus switches to his relationship with Bill Clinton (Dennis Quaid), the US President with whom he forges an immediate bond. Into the mix comes the scandalous spectre of Monica Lewinsky and that dress...


Verdict
The performances are as impressive as you'd expect and there's plenty of delving into the real men - and egos - behind the office, but the challenge of squeezing so much into 90 minutes just about defeats Morgan's script. Close but no cigar.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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