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The Butler
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Cecil Gaines
David Banner David Banner
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Mariah Carey Mariah Carey
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3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 17 20:44
Lee Daniels, even in his awards-baiting prestige mode, is never one for subtly of emotion or the difference between gratuitous and melodramatic and finely assembled montage. The Butler will make you cry and feel an emotion, but only because it has worked so damn hard to beat it out of you when if it had taken a “Just the fact ma’am” approach we would have ended up with something all the bett... read more

About a man who saw vast change in American histor

3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 13 12:24
You can call it as this year's 'The Help'. This historical drama speaks about an Afro-American orphan kid, which is loosely based on a real person's story. The movie looked more like a television movie than a silver screen movie, but somehow worked very well for me. A man's journey passing through different generation about 90 years of life was remarkably showed in this 2 hours cinema.

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Has merit, but it's hugely flawed

3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 17 8:13
"I'm Cecil Gaines. I'm the new butler."

The official title of The Butler is in fact Lee Daniels' The Butler, as The Weinstein Company were forced to make a slight alteration due to peculiar studio politics. It may seem like a trivial change, but it's actually very appropriate, reinforcing that this is not so much a sweeping historical drama but rather a Lee Daniels movie slathered w... read more
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An African-American's eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler.
Release date: 16 August 2013
Tags: Drama (14), 2013 (12), Biography (6), 2010s (5), Biopic (3), Civil Rights (3), President (2), 1970s (1), 1980s (1), Activism (1), Butler (1), Mississippi (1), History (1), Servitude (1), Kkk (1), Usa (1), White House (1), Freedom Riders (1), English (1), Race (1)
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" TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: A Butler Well Served by This Election PUBLISHED FORMAT: magazine/news article AUTHOR/CREATOR: Wil Haygood ORIGINAL PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008 HAVE I READ: No NOTES: After the release of the movie, Haygood actually wrote a book about Eugene Allen, the butler from the film and the original article. That book, The Butler: A Witness to History, was published in 2013. "

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