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.
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.
Written September 01, 2013
What a wonderful movie! Oprah and Forest Whitacker gave Oscar worthy performances. Enjoyed all the actors portrayals of historic figures of the twentieth century. This movie made me laugh and cry several times. I grew up during these decades and it brought back many memories and emotions and puts everything into perspective. So glad for these Freedom Fighters and for the insider's vantage point and price he paid for all his family's sufferings while he truly served his country. The best film by far I've seen in all my 60 years! Thank you for making it. It needed to be told for the younger generations.
Written October 21, 2014
The Butler was an excellent movie. Lee Daniels is to be commended. The acting, directing and cinematography was excellent. It truly was a movie that sometimes made you laugh and many times you wanted to cry. It was a reminder of all the atrocitiest that people of color had to live on a daily basis for many years. It is a movie that should be seen by children and adults. It is also a reivew of some of the important things that happened during each administration. This movie should receive an academy award: Lee Daniels for Best Director and Forrest Whittaker for Best Actor. I am going to see it again.
Written July 24, 2014
Great historical movie. Forest deserves Oscar. Acting was wonderful, especially Oprah. Great editing and photographs and videos - true videos from the past. Definitely GOOOO. You will learn a lot.