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Send a honky fat cat down to the 'hood for an epiphany with the brothers and ye shall be set free! This hip-hoppy yarn from Beatty has cliché redemption saga written all over it, but there's more to this revisionist satire than broad yuks. Skillfully poking fun at his own aging-playboy image and liberal politics, this brash feature is Beatty's best in years.
Senator Bulworth's '60s idealism sunk years ago in D.C. muck, and now despairing, he takes out a life-insurance policy--and a hit--on himself. Suddenly free, he gains a new lease on life by speaking the truth. Berry is bodacious as Beatty's homegirl love interest, and Platt is perfect as the twitchy campaign manager in this sneakily anarchic flick.