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Lee Daniels’ The Butler [Blu-ray Combo]

The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more. Academy Award® nominated Lee Daniels (Precious) directs and co-wrote the script with Emmy®-award winning Danny Strong (Game Change).

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Jay B. Lane "professional audience member" says:

My Fourth Star is for Whitaker ***This review may contain spoilers.***Ed Uyeshima’s review of “Lee Daniels The Butler” (hereafter “The Butler”) pretty much encompasses and captures my feelings toward this ambitiously sweeping movie. What more can I add? In this review I will focus upon the need to sustain Civil Rights/Equality history’s relevance and the need to represent something greater than you.Through the passive but observant eyes of partly-fictionalized eyes of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker),…

Lorenzo M. in the Hollywood CA Area "Movie Wa... says:

“A MUST SEE – Emotional, Timely, Passionate, Powerful, Loving Is “The Butler”” The full name is “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” but that is only because of a legal dispute over the title. Director Daniels (“Precious”) has once again evoked powerful performances from the entire cast, some of whom have worked with him before.Inspired by an article written by Wil Haygood about a real White House butler named Eugene Allen, this film creates a fictitious gentleman who, over three decades in the White House, serves as a butler to eight presidents. Had this been better…

Anonymous says:

In this day and age when civil rights (equal rights) are still being battled in the courtrooms (even 237 years later after the Bill of Rights and Constitution was signed) with issues like Gay Marriage and Women’s Rights (which are still forcing people to fight for their own personal freedoms and choices because of archaic minded judges, courtrooms, bible beaters or just plain ignorant and intolerant people who think they are better then anyone else), this movie, “The Butler” shines through a…

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