The Butler

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"One quiet voice can ignite a revolution."
  • PG-13
  • 2013
  • 2 hr 12 min
  • 7.2  (109,995)
  • 65

The Butler is a multifaceted movie drama that chronicles the life of an African-American White House Butler. The movie gives an inside view of life in the White House from Presidents Eisenhower to Reagan. The film also deals with a father-son relationship of the butler and his oldest son. This is set with a backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement and how each president addressed the issues which lead to sweeping implementation of rights for African-American. The movie can be very intense when dealing with the weightier issues of the drama. This is tempered with humorous and heart warming scenes. The star-studded cast under the direction of Lee Daniels brings the characters to life. Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey star as the butler and his wife. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terence Howard appear in supporting roles. Such luminaries as Jane Fonda and Alan Rickman help bring life to the presidents and first ladies. The movie is rated PG-13 because of language and intense adult situations.

The Butler
Lee Daniels'  Meeting Carter And Holloway
Lee Daniels' Meeting Carter And Holloway

Clip - 36 sec

Lee Daniels'  Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels' Lee Daniels

Behind the Scenes - 29 sec

Lee Daniels'  Robin Williams
Lee Daniels' Robin Williams

Behind the Scenes - 37 sec

Lee Daniels'  Jane Fonda
Lee Daniels' Jane Fonda

Behind the Scenes - 23 sec

Lee Daniels'  Oprah Winfrey
Lee Daniels' Oprah Winfrey

Behind the Scenes - 17 sec

Lee Daniels'  70'S Dance
Lee Daniels' 70'S Dance

Clip - 1 min 10 sec

Description
The Butler is a multifaceted movie drama that chronicles the life of an African-American White House Butler. The movie gives an inside view of life in the White House from Presidents Eisenhower to Reagan. The film also deals with a father-son relationship of the butler and his oldest son. This is set with a backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement and how each president addressed the issues which lead to sweeping implementation of rights for African-American. The movie can be very intense when dealing with the weightier issues of the drama. This is tempered with humorous and heart warming scenes.

The star-studded cast under the direction of Lee Daniels brings the characters to life. Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey star as the butler and his wife. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terence Howard appear in supporting roles. Such luminaries as Jane Fonda and Alan Rickman help bring life to the presidents and first ladies. The movie is rated PG-13 because of language and intense adult situations.

The Butler is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 12 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 65.

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The Butler is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Butler for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2013
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    2 hr 12 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (109,995)
  • Metascore
    65