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« on: September 08, 2018, 11:30:22 AM »

An inside retelling of the Blair-Clinton relationship?! Wow, what could go wrong with that? Sigh, almost everything except the performances of Michael Sheen and Helen "Aunt Polly" McCrory.

Being a fan of the history through which I have lived, here the late 1990s, I started off excited about this big budget HBO film then ended up thinking an ever-scowling, completely unpleasant Dennis Quaid needed more fiber in his diet and fast, and finally remembered why I miss Tony and Cherie Blair so much. (Ah, brave selfless leadership where art thou these days?)

A good opportunity to present an interesting idea was almost totally wasted here on penis jokes (Bill Clinton is 5 1/2 inches and has the circumference of a quarter? explains a few things), a debate on whether blowjobs are sex, and in humanizing Gerry Adams, who should have rated a couple blowjob jokes himself...just saying I've heard a few things, uh-kay?, and by the time the credits rolled (and rolled and rolled) I was actually mad about what a mess was made of a movie for which I held out high hopes.

As for a rating, well, on the MUZAK scale of -2 to +14, I'd rate The Special Relationship a 4.7. (For comparison sake I gave Showgirls a 2.6.)

Yup, pretty bad.


Das was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich noch merkwürdiger. (What does not kill me makes me stranger.)
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 12:13:54 PM »

OK, I will scratch it OFF my list then, LOL!

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