Believing his career is over, Senator Jay Bulworth 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. Suddenly the Senator is the surprise political favourite and falls hopelessly in love with Nina, a beautiful, young activist from the inner city. Now that Bulworth has found a new reason to live, he must also find the hit man who's out to kill him!
A really brilliant political satire
- Bulworth review by PV
This is a superb film - laugh-out loud funny. Also relevant to ANY era and timely now.
All about a politician having a breakdown really which makes him tell the truth, however offensive. Having taken out a contract on his own life he then changes his mind and wants to live - and so an almost Shakespearean farce ensues.
Halle Berry is the love interest here as well as Don Cheadle, I think.
The culture clash between genteel middle class white America and the black ghetto is lots of fun (though I didn't understand some of the slang).
Brilliant stuff. This is the 3rd time I have watched this film and could watch it again soon - it's that sharp as satire.