"The Butler" serves us all very well

By Satch1945
Written August 22, 2014
I was initially hesitant to see the movie, but I must say I am extremely happy I did. The main characters, played by Forest and Oprah, were excellent in their portrayals ... their ability to show the range of emotions needed, both subtle and overt. is outstanding. The supporting cast, from their sons, to Gooding, Jr., Howard, Marsden, Williams, Fonda, Cusack, Rickman and Schreiber were all excellent in their portrayals of those who lived during those tumultuous years. It is always heart wrenching to see what people (no matter color, or nationality) have endured throughout years and sometimes centuries, in order to make their lives better ... and just as heart wrenching to see the people that have tried to eradicate, or keep them in servitude. All those emotions and story line were so elegantly displayed in this movie. It is one for all people to see and appreciate...
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Lee Daniel's The Butler

By Frieda lee
Written December 19, 2014
1. Film was well done 2. educational as well as entertaining 3. Sensitive, emotional areas handled carefully, but powerfully 4. An anachronism.(when talking about equal pay during Reagan's period, it would have been said "the black man or colored or Negro, but just saying Blacks as a racial group would not have been said by the butler, he was not in tune with the terms) 5. Actors were excellent 6. Movie should be a requirement for seniors in high school because employment and history of how people were expected to work same positions, but receive unequal wages solely on how one looked and not performance. 7. A good lesson in pride, dedication, commitment to family. An example that there were also African-American stay-at- home housewives which isn't often expressed in the media.
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So much I didn't realize growing up in the 60's

By luvbmmp
Written August 18, 2013
The film is a 'must see.' It was well written, well directed; casting was fantastic, set design and costuming were fabulous. I graduated from high school in 1965 and there was so much that I didn't realize while living through it. But then white America wouldn't have living in California. I was not shocked, I was just amazed at how oblivious people can be to the times that they were living in. Go see it, that your kids. Amazing.
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This movie will make you more American

By adamjohnson17
Written August 21, 2013
Most of us have been taught about the civil rights movement in school, but that doesn't quite make you FEEL it. This movie puts you in the shoes of a black American male before, during and after this monumental part of our country's history, a history that sparked the advancement of civil rights around the world! There's a number of amazing actors that help this movie move you!!
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Oscar Worthy!

By mavram
Written October 01, 2014
This was an incredible movie, depicting not only the life of a man but that of the freedom riders. It was moving, touching, heartbreaking, inspirational, historical, and important. Forest W. and Oprah W. are amazing in this movie and bring a genuine feel to their characters. The make up artistry for this movie is outstanding. The history of what the freedom riders went through is depicted in this movie with no apologies... it does not hold back... which makes it that much more powerful and important as a piece of historical theater. This movie is guaranteed to be an Oscar contender. It is a must see.
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