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Bulworth (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  22 May 1998 (USA)
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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.

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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 Guy Johns

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Brace yourself. This politician is about to tell the truth!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for pervasive strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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22 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Tribulations  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£185,718 (UK) (22 January 1999)

Gross:

£377,939 (UK) (29 January 1999)
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Aaron Sorkin and James Toback did a great deal of uncredited work on the script. See more »

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Crewmember visible twice when Bulworth is dancing with Nina in the nightclub. See more »

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Darnell: I say, you ain't no real nigger, IS you?
Sen. Jay Billington Bulworth: [stoned] Is YOU a real nigger?
Darnell: You callin' me nigger, motherfucka? Don't call me a NIGGER, moth'fucka!
Sen. Jay Billington Bulworth: Would you prefer "motherfucker," motherfucker?
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Simply A Very Odd Film
21 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't exactly sure how to rate this film, and I bet others weren't either. It's difficult to say but fascinating to watch. Some scenes are terrific, others just terrible trash.

Halle Berry plays anything but a likable lead, nor are the characters people you can root for, except for Oliver Platt in the first half of the film. Then he totally changes.

Nonetheless, this is Warren Beatty's film, anyway. He dominates it and is what makes the movie fun. Knowing him and knowing this was political, I expected big-time Liberal propaganda but didn't find any heavy-handedness there.

For a comedy, there are way, way too many f-words, even in the "music," if you want to call it that. Despite that, the film has some charm, if it's possible to use that word in a film this profane. Beatty's rap lyrics were genuinely funny, no matter what your political persuasion might happen to be. An odd film.


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