In 1992, Labour leader Tony Blair goes to America and is impressed by the policies of President Bill Clinton, which he uses to reshape his party. Two years later, he is invited back for an audience with Clinton, who, rightly, predicts that he will be Britain's next Prime Minister. Thus begins the 'special relationship' between the two, though Clinton is clearly the senior partner with Blair seeking his advice on Northern Ireland. The situation in Kosovo however reverses the roles as Blair forces American intervention by a reluctant president and is seen in the American media as the hero of the hour. As Clinton accuses his ally of stabbing him in the back the special relationship starts to sour and, with Clinton ultimately out of the White House, Blair takes his first photo call with the next incumbent, George W. Bush. Written by
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one of films who easy could be criticized. but it remains beautiful and powerful and seductive. first - for the slice of British - American relationship. then for the art to remind well known contemporary events in different light. not the least - for the status of credible mixture of politic and human emotions. Martin Sheen is not a surprise as Tony Blair. he becomes a form of shadow of the Prime Minister in small details. at the first sigh, Dennis Quaid is far to be the best choice for Bill Clinton. but this fact becomes important for admire his great job. Hillary Clinton of Hope Davis is almost impressive. it is an useful film more than a good one. because it could be interesting support for understand/discover political life at high level. because it propose a trip in past using right tools. a beautiful film. about friendship. about pragmatic decisions. and picture of contemporary world.
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