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comedy, drama

A disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Smug but fun political satire for adults only.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie is all about satirizing and subverting the American political process, a complicated topic that most kids probably won't get. Also, Jay and Constance Bulworth are in a loveless marriage. Constance is having an affair that's made explicit by the fact that she's shown lying in bed naked (nothing provocative is shown) with her lover. Jay flirts with Nina and tells the audience that he can get lots of p---y because of his powerful role in the Senate. Jay swears a lot, talks about being suicidal, drinks, smokes pot, and plans to have himself killed. His staffers snort cocaine. Children are shown with guns and as drug dealers.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether they agree with Bulworth's statements and whether they think the film is effective. What do you think of the film as a political satire? Did you learn anything new from watching it, or does it reaffirm what you already believe? What do you think would happen in real life if a politican behaved the way Jay Bulworth does?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Audience Reviews

2 stars

Awkward. Not really funny, totally unsubtle and the idea of Warren Beatty rapping is distracting outlandish. I'm pretty sure he only made this movie to hook up with Halle Berry.

- acenate, Wednesday, July 16, 2008

3 stars

The most funniest film about politics in some time. A great cast and outrageous story that will offend some and make others laugh with delight. Whether you are into politics or not, this movie will make you laugh and (most of all) think. A must see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- LeoToTo2025, Tuesday, August 10, 2010

0 star

Two points that are a true testament to the arrogance of Warren Beatty: 1. He thought dressing like a "gangsta" and rapping about liberal politics for two hours would thrill moviegoers. 2. He thought it would turn moviegoers into Democrats. I guess he really is "so vain" after all.

- MetalMario2, Thursday, January 29, 2009