Lee Daniels' The Butler

    Genre
    Biography, Drama
  • Runtime
    152 mins
  • Release Date
    2013
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

A star-studded cast shines in the emotionally affecting biographical drama from Oscar nominated Director Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS, THE PAPERBOY). "THE BUTLER holds you, provokes you and ultimately moves you," raves Rolling Stone. As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society. Forest Whitaker stars and "gives the performance of his career" (RichardRoeper.com) in this BAFTA nominated film featuring Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave and Robin Williams.
DIRECTED BY:
Lee Daniels
WRITTEN BY:
Danny Strong
CAST INCLUDES:
Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Cuba Gooding Jr., Mariah Carey

SYNOPSIS

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his “First Family” leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.

Lee Daniels' The Butler

    Genre
    Biography, Drama
  • Runtime
    152 mins
  • Release Date
    2013
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Lee Daniels
WRITTEN BY
Danny Strong
CAST INCLUDES
Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Cuba Gooding Jr., Mariah Carey
A star-studded cast shines in the emotionally affecting biographical drama from Oscar nominated Director Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS, THE PAPERBOY). "THE BUTLER holds you, provokes you and ultimately moves you," raves Rolling Stone. As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society. Forest Whitaker stars and "gives the performance of his career" (RichardRoeper.com) in this BAFTA nominated film featuring Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave and Robin Williams.

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his “First Family” leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.

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