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Bulworth movie review

Bulworth -- the truth shall set you free

He's an overweight, overtired senator in the final week before the elections. In a suicidal depression he makes a pact with the insurance special-interest lobbyist (Sorvino) and organises a little 'research project' (his own murder).

But a funny thing happened on the way to Bulworth's (Beatty) demise -- he went to church and found, instead of religion, TRUTH.

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And the truth, wrapped up in rap, is a drug. Suddenly, free from fear, no longer currying favour from the privileged few, Bulworth discovers his voice. He raps his way from a smart suit to sweats and a woolen cap, with his newfound backup singers in tow, including the lovely, activist-educated Nina (Halle Berry).

Will he live, or die? Will his message be heard? Will it make a difference?
Movie Poster, Bulworth, Festivale film review; bulworth1.jpg - 26860 Bytes Only you can say, because like many other Beatty films, this is one makes an argument. His argument against prejudices is compelling, and deliciously wrapped in f**king language. I admit to enjoying the idea of those whimpy, lace-underwear clad Mr Puritans who bleep and squelch our television soundtracks trying to censor this film.

On the other hand, I wish I could remember which reviewer pointed out the numerous films with saggy, baggy men and healthy, young fertile women. The film would have been stronger, if it had been purer -- not watered down by an old man's fantasies. Mind you, I had to admire Beatty's willingness to eschew gorgeous and play flab.

But, mate, I f**ckin' enjoyed it.

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Title: Bulworth (1998)
Written by: Story by Warren Beatty; screenplay by Warren Beatty & Jeremy Pikser  
Directed by: Warren Beatty  
Produced by: Warren Beatty; Pieter Jan Brugge; Frank Capra (co-producer); Lauren Shuler-Donner (executive); Victoria Thomas (co-producer)
Edited by: Robert C. Jones, Billy Weber  
Director of Photography: Vittorio Storaro  

The Players: Warren Beatty .... Jay Bulworth
Halle Berry .... Nina
Oliver Platt .... Dennis Murphy
Don Cheadle .... L.D.
Paul Sorvino .... Graham Crockett
Jack Warden .... Eddie Davers
Christine Baranski .... Constance Bulworth
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