The Butler (2013)

Watch The Butler: Cecil Gaines, a black man married to Gloria Gaines, is determined that neither of his two sons, Louis and Charlie, will ever have to know what it's like to be the offspring of a cotton picker like he is, he having witnessed slave-like abuses afflicted on both his parents by their white land owner employers when he was a child. Despite the less than happy circumstances which led him and to which he had to endure on this path, Cecil, as an adult, has worked in commercial wait situations to the white man, largely in upscale establishments, he learning that he has to be two faced in his approach to work, often supporting racist statements made or untruthfully answering racially charged...

🌟 7.20/10 from 93230 users
Ratings: IMDB: 7.20
Released:
Runtime: 132 mins
Genres: Action Drama Biography
Director: Lee Daniels
Actors: Alex Pettyfer John Cusack Robin Williams Alan Rickman James Marsden

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Posted by Taz31
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Damn this movie was awesome!!! Gets you angry and frustrated in a few places with what occured and there are some real moving and touching moments also. I would have to say that this is one of the most powerful movies I have ever watched.Well done to all involved in bringing this true story to life for us all to see. I have to say that I was another one that was over the moon with Obama got in! 100% rating for this movie :-)

Posted by Angelliki
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One of the best movie i have watched in a long time... Thanks.

Posted by lambiyong
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story is undeniably touching. 4/5

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