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Believing his career is over, Senator Jay Bulworth (Warren Beatty) takes out an enormous insurance policy - and a contract on his own life. But his impending death fills him with an outrageous desire to break the rules and tell it like it is. With new enthusiasm to live, fueled in part by a beautiful woman named Nina (Halle Berry), Bulworth must now somehow stop the "hit" he has put out on himself before its too late.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Star and director Beatty's ambitious take on race and politics in 20th-century America isn't perfect, but manages to provide more than its share of thought-provoking laughs.
It's a sharp, brave movie, a little ragged around the edges, but that's to its advantage.
June 21, 2017
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June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Smug but fun political satire for adults only.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is all about satirizing and subverting the American political process, a complicated topic that most kids probably won't get. Also, Jay and Constance Bulworth are in a loveless marriage. Constance is having an affair that's made explicit by the fact that she's shown lying in bed naked (nothing provocative is shown) with her lover. Jay flirts with Nina and tells the audience that he can get lots of p---y because of his powerful role in the Senate. Jay swears a lot, talks about being suicidal, drinks, smokes pot, and plans to have himself killed. His staffers snort cocaine. Children are shown with guns and as drug dealers.
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:May 15, 1998
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD