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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013 film)

a film directed by Lee Daniels, starrting Forest Whitaker

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Very good movie about civil rights movement

  • Aug 31, 2013
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"Lee Daniels' The Butler" is a shocking, sad, heartwarming, and important movie, dealing with the civil rights movement from the fifties to the present.  Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines, who rose from near-slavery in the cotton fields to become White House butler under eight Presidents.

Cecil Gaines serves as a witness and participant in history, stoically raising a family while his world seems to burn at every turn.  The horrors of Jim Crow make most of the movie very hard to watch, but it is educational and very interesting.  Whitaker does an outstanding job and should at least get an Oscar nomination.  Oprah Winfrey does a good job as his wife; other standouts are Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, and David Oyelowo. 

I was horrified at the violence and injustices and cringed the whole time, but I'm glad I saw it.

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September 01, 2013
I'll be seeing this movie tomorrow or Monday hopefully! My friends and I want to make a 'thing' to see it, so I didn't see it last week.
September 03, 2013
I'll be looking for your review!
 
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'The Butler' a beautiful, powerful, uplifting journey through America's dark past (Video)
                                                                 by Joan Alperin-Schwartz   'The Butler' written by Danny Strong, was inspired by Wil Haygood's article in The Washington Post, entitled 'A Butler Well Served By This Election'.  Haygood served as a butler through 8 presidential administrations. &nb …
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