• Publication date: November 24, 2011

Bring On The Hip Hop & Politics Bulworth:Brace yourself. This politician is about to tell the truth!

In the waning days of the California primary election of 1996, Bill Clinton has secured the Democratic nomination and Bob Dole is in place to run against him

A suicidal delusional 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.

A mix of hip-hop and politics, after putting a hit out on himself Senator Bulworth becomes a MCing politician who isn't afraid to say anything he wants and can offend anyone he wants.

A surprisingly entertaining political comedy that features a funny and magnetic Beatty as the discouraged politician Bulworth, who has organized his own assassination but, after a three day bender of not sleeping, decides that he wants to live after all.

He begins to tell the complete truth at all times, not caring about the potential repercussions of his offensive, yet honest, remarks.

Oh yes, of course, and he starts rapping. It's a credit to Beatty that his change of heart seems so believable, and it is this performance that drives the film.

All of the supporting players are solid as well, including Berry as a potential love interest who may have ulterior motives, and Platt, who is hysterical as a stressed-out, coked-up campaign aide.

The film is an entertaining, well-paced romp that solidifies Beatty's presence as one of Hollywood's most vital and necessary voices.

Showing on: MBC MAX

Year: 1998

Runtime: 108 mins

Genre: Comedy/ Drama

Starring:

Warren Beatty

Don Cheadle

Halle Berry

Michael Clarke Duncan

Oliver Platt

Paul Sorvino

Jack Warden

Christine Baranski

Nora Dunn

Directed by: Warren Beatty