A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.
A mix of hip-hop and politics, after putting a hit out on himself Senator Bulworth becomes a MCing politician akin to a west African griot who isn't afraid to say anything he wants and can offend anyone he wants. Written by
"Bulworth" is another high-profile political satire that came out in 1998 that should have been on fire due to its pedigree and instead comes off as rather limp.
Warren Beatty plays an end-of-his-rope politician who goes a little off his rocker and begins to speak the truth to the people, often by rapping it to them hip-hop fashion. The joke is that the people love it, responding warmly to a politician who's willing to cut through the bullsh*t and tell it like it is.
The film is creative and has an interesting conceit, but it just doesn't work in that vague way that films sometimes don't and that's hard to put a finger on. Beatty's pretty good, but the whole film feels like it's trying too hard to be an art-house classic, and the tone doesn't fit the personalities of the artists associated with it.
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