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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 an Drama movie that was released in 2013 and has a run time of 2 hr 12 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 65.

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

PG-13
| 2013 | 2 hr 12 min | 7.2/10 | 65/100
Cast
Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith
Director
Lee Daniels
Language
English
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