Written September 16, 2014
Everyone should see this movie. Children should see this in their history classes and the 30-80 crowd needs this movie to put the Civil Rights Movement in this country into perspective. Whittaker and Winfrey should get Oscars and others could get best supporting Oscars. Screen writing, costuming, editing, make-up etc. It's the total package. The movie was sad, funny , poignant, and the truth seen through the eyes of a black man.
Written August 01, 2014
This movie is worth watching if you would like to go back in time with all of the presidents and the history behind the message of the movie. Perfect acting and a Perfect message received. A must go for all races. Loved it.
Written August 22, 2013
In all honesty, I could not view this movie since Ms. Jane Fonda, otherwise known as "Hanoi Jane" portrays Nancy Reagan. The fact is Jane Fonda absolutely ruins this film for our military veterans. The way Ms. Fonda purposely behaved during the Vietnam War is deplorable. She went and aided the enemy who never mind was treating our military atriciously. Think of Hanoi Hilton and all the suffering our military had to endure.
Written August 17, 2013
I'm a white, 20-something girl (race shouldn't matter, but yes it still does) and cannot remember the last time I was so moved by a movie.
The entire theater (teens to grandparents, white to black, Repubs to Dems) was clapping wildly when the credits rolled.
There is something for EVERYONE in this movie (Except your 5 year old. Leave them at home.): Raunchy humor for the Judd Apatow movie goers, Forest Gumpian road trip from a 1920s cotton plantation to the Obama election for the history buffs, Eisenhower/JFK/LBJ/Nixon/LBJ for the politicos, and Oprah for everyone.
Note: THERE IS NO OPRAH SEX SCENE. (If you were worried/looking forward to it.) But you will see her get sexy, slap several people, battle alcoholism, and disco dance in front on the TV in a onesie. She was fantastic!
You'll Love "The Butler" If You Thought: "42" was too cheesy. "Lincoln" was too boring or too whitewashed. "Django" was too violent. Oprah or Lenny Kravitz couldn't act.
Written October 01, 2014
I am old enough to remember the civil rights movement. This movie brought back a lot of the feelings assoicated with events taking place during thse days. I could understand the dynamic beteen father and son. it was a very good movie. I hope that we will be able to get more thought provoking movies that feature the issues that impact African Americans. Not just the hip hop generation.