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The Special Relationship

Bill Clinton and Tony Blair meet-cute in the new HBO movie

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Nicola Dove/HBO

One of the perks of being a famous Brit is that eventually Michael Sheen will play you in a movie — or in several movies, if you happen to be Tony Blair. After tackling David Frost and soccer manager Brian Clough, the actor returns to the role he made his own in The Deal and The Queen. This time the subject is the relationship between Sheen’s Blair and Dennis Quaid’s Bill Clinton. Sheen is predictably excellent. But with Quaid and a Hillary-essaying Hope Davis firing on all thespian cylinders, he might, incredibly, be one of the lesser reasons for watching. A-