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Film Review: The Butler

Sarah Lindo

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If you are wanting to watch a slightly humorous, emotional, and inspirational movie, The Butler  is the number one movie for that. This movie features my favorite actor Forest Whitaker; he stars and plays his best. I have always loved Forest Whitaker; he can play any role and master it. His acting is attention grabbing and can make you very envious.

Inspired by a true story, The Butler is basically about an African-American black man named Cecil who grew with white people as his absolute authority. At first he is a slave, and later becomes a butler for the White House.  He works under eight presidential administrations and lives through the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, and many other significant historical events.  He undergoes his own political awakening towards the end of his time working in the White House.  I don’t want to spoil it; it is worth watching.

This type of movie is specifically for history buffs and people who have seen other black power movies such as Roots.  Like every other film, this movie contains both positive and negatives. For example, this movie does depict racist and violent events, so age limits should be provided. But the movie is pretty serious and you have to have a background in history, otherwise, you will have no clue what is going. It is one of those types of movies where you can’t miss a single scene or you won’t know what’s happening.

A good thing about this movie is that is really inspirational and some people even said it restores hope for them. It works and is a great movie because first off it was a high budget movie, with a budget of $116, 631, 310, and it was in theatres and they did disc streaming. I love this movie, it features a ton of star actors such as Robin Williams. Like I said, if you are looking for a slightly humorous but emotional movie, The Butler is it.

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