Based LOOSELY on a true story

By t884
Written December 17, 2014
The movie was great. Acting superb. Afterwards I was so compelled by the movie I researched the accuracy of the script only to find out it was 50% not true, only one son. Never met Obama. Did not really get the tie that Kennedy was killed in. but it's hollywood smollywood.
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Lee Daniel's The Butler : Racial History From A Unique Perspective

By Bountiful
Written October 29, 2014
With humor and pathos and realism, this film sets forth the life of a blac man whose personal journey mirrors the turmoil of his times. Cecil's willingness to learn, to serve, to survive bring him to work at the White House, where he quitely obsreves -- and perhaps influences --the history of our country.
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Too long and slow. Could have been a good story but

By emilyakarr
Written December 21, 2014
The main story about the butler and his family was good with good reminderes as to how far we have come with civil right. The actors were good. This movie seemed to want to rile everyone up again and take us backwards. A campaign statement for demoncrats and Obama who has done nothing for civil rights but again reminds us how far we have come. If we had not then there would be no black president. as ussual hollywood took huge liberties with the history. If you are going to say inspired by a true story then at least get your history straight.
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A bit rough at the beginning

By alexandervonroon815
Written February 28, 2015
I was very much looking forward to this movie, especially since it has a great cast. However, the beginning is a little bit to graphic, why not just tell what happened instead of showing it? There are already so many horror movies and computer games out there, showing graphic violence. I do like the campaign though, which has put this movie on the map.
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A movie that put things into perspective

By uniqueclary
Written August 21, 2013
You never really appreciate certain aspects of life until you see it through the eyes of the Butler. This movie surprised me I did not know what to expect only to leave with a sense of pride, humility, appreciation, respect and a different perspective on life and how things we take for granted or overlook might be a stepping stone to history changing. This movie eloquently took us through a journey of America through different eyes and I felt the characters were no longer people you read in the history books but you saw the emotion and inner struggles as they dealt with the struggles of the world around them. I think this movie is great to start a dialogue among youth and elders, black and white and families throughout America. I say MUST GO to the Butler.
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