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Film Description

 


The Butler

LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER tells the story of a White House butler who served seven 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, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, and many more. Academy Award® nominated Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS) directs and Emmy®-award winning Danny Strong (GAME CHANGE) wrote the script.



CRITICAL NOTES

"A brilliantly truthful film on a subject that is usually shrouded in wishful thinking, mythmongering and outright denial." - A.O. Scott, New York Times

"An ambitious, sweeping period drama that manages to be incredibly affecting and feel as if the words ''For Your Consideration'' are stamped across every frame." - Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
FILM INFORMATION

Director: Lee Daniels
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack
Year: 2013
Runtime: 132 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: Entertainment One


Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

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