Bulworth

{5/5} “Miss? You be really honest with me and don’t spare my feelings. Do you have any more of the little crispy crab cakes?”

Bulworth, released in 1998

Senator Jay Bulworth has had enough — after 3 days of not eating or sleeping he arranges to have himself killed. He also gets himself a life insurance policy of $10 million payable to his daughter. But then he changes his mind — and he’s having trouble reaching the person who’s supposed to kill him. He has an epiphany on the campaign trail — he starts telling the truth.

This is one of my favourite movies. It should be required viewing by political candidates.

It’s both important and hilarious. One of my favourite parts is when Jay starts rapping.

It’s about blacks and whites, rich and poor, politicians and constituents. It’s about having the guts to do what’s right even when everyone around you is saying it’s wrong.

Stars Warren Beatty and Halle Berry. It also features Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, and Christine Baranski. Directed by Warren Beatty (Reds). The soundtrack is populated by in-your-face songs that fit with the movie very well.

This is probably the 3rd time I’ve seen it.

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