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Senior Senator Jay Bulworth (Beatty) has seen it all, and feels stifled and stalled in his career. Increasingly unhinged, he decides to do the unthinkable in his re-election bid: actually tell the truth about everyone and everything. Predictably, this bold move creates bewilderment and bedlam among his constituency, particularly with his skittish aide Dennis (Platt). Along the radical new path he's chosen, Bulworth meets up with a beautiful black woman named Nina (Berry), who opens the seasoned politician's eyes even further.

Why we love it

This biting, profane satire takes the term "politically incorrect" to a whole new level, with uproarious results. Beatty, a longtime political activist himself, fearlessly lampoons the prevailing hypocrisy and insincerity within our political system, and the result is a zany but perceptive film that really has something to say. Beatty and collaborator Jeremy Pikser received Oscar nods for their Original Screenplay. No doubt about it, folks: "Bulworth" gets our vote!

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BEST MOVIES BY FARR is your personal guide to great movies to rent, stream, or buy; to watch at home or on-the-go. Led by film advocate John Farr, the Best Movies by Farr team works as a "quality filter" for the discerning moviegoer. Every day, we bring you the best of the best, the fantastic familiar films and hidden gems, to answer that age-old question: "What should we watch tonight?"