A female Senator (Joan Allen) nominated for the
Vice-presidency has to withstand an embarrassing confirmation hearing as a congressman
(Gary Oldman) tries to denounce her for an alleged sex scandal in her past. Also with Jeff
Bridges, Sam Elliott, Christian Slater, Mariel Hemingway, Kristen Shaw, William L.
Petersen, Philip Baker Hall, Saul Rubinek, Mike Binder and Robin Thomas. [2:06]
SEX/NUDITY 8 - Kissing, sometimes passionately. Lots of sexual innuendo,
including references to multiple partner sex, pedophilia, homosexuality, genitalia, and
anal sex. There's one sex scene that is replayed a few times throughout the film involving
a woman having sex with two men, in front of a group of people: One man is having
intercourse with the woman from behind while she is performing fellatio on another man; we
see the woman's bare buttocks and breasts and the woman's head on the man's crotch while
she performs fellatio on him. We see a handful of pictures of the aforementioned scene as
well. A woman discusses touching a man's penis. We hear several sex sounds coming from a
man and a woman either kissing passionately or having sex. We see part of a man's bare
buttocks (he's wearing a jacket but no pants).
VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A car flies off a bridge and into a lake; the driver is
trapped inside the car and dies.
PROFANITY 9 - About 32 F-words, some anatomical references, many
scatological references, some mild obscenities, several religious obscenities, many
insults. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Politics, manipulation, multiple partner sex,
infidelity, adultery, abortion, death, lying, integrity, malice.
MESSAGE - A person's private life (especially sex life) should be left
private because it has little to do with one's ability to serve one's country.