(Academy Award Nominee/Best Original Screenplay) This smart, audacious satire from 1998 skewering the political process boasts a cast of great breadth and depth. Incumbent Senator Jay Bulworth (Warren Beatty) has a nervous breakdown and hires a hitman to assassinate him during the final campaign weekend of the 1996 California primary. But his newfound freedom to tell the truth and an encounter with a beautiful African American woman raised by 1960s activists (Halle Berry) derail his schemes.
"A hilarious morality tale."—San Francisco Chronicle