Lee daniels' the butler movie rating review for parents - find out if lee daniels' the butler is okay for kids with our complete listing of the sex, profanity, violence and more in the movie. 'the butler' review: lee daniels goes historical, the 'forrest gump' way share tweet lee daniels finally goes full historical drama with his forest whitaker -starring bid for awards season glory, the butler (or, lee daniels' the butler , depending on how sensitive you are to technicalities. This film image released by the weinstein company shows jane fonda as nancy reagan, center left, and alan rickman as ronald reagan in a scene from lee daniels' the butler. The butler is a serviceable film with inspired moments and as noted by many critics, the stunt-casting of the various presidents who forest whitaker's version of long-time white house butler mr eugene allen (named cecil gaines in the movie) encounters throughout the decades, is a distraction lee. Lee daniels' the butler, a weinstein company release, is rated pg-13 by the motion picture association of america for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material.
The new movie lee daniels' the butler stars forest whitaker and oprah winfrey in a story that took five years and 37 producers to bring to the screen the film is inspired by the real life career. In their approaches to history, joshua michael stern's jobs and lee daniels' the butler could hardly be less similar the former is an example of victorian-style great-man biography, updated for. Become a fan on facebook follow on twitter review by mark dujsik | august 16, 2013 there is no lack of ambition in lee daniels' the butler, a movie that attempts to encompass over eight decades of the life of a man and the history of civil rights (or the unofficial and official lack thereof) in the united states during that period. The butler essay examples to the african americans in the butler, a movie by lee daniels 374 words 1 page a review of literary elements in the butler, a film.
Ambitious in its scope, and an important film in terms of bringing the african-american saga into america's public consciousness, lee daniels' the butler is a rousing success on many fronts, even if its filmic and truth cred are wanting. Read a review of lee daniel's film made from this book the book is brief, but the two sections and many images of allen's quietly extraordinary life speak volumes about a nation struggling, and succeeding by degrees, to come to terms with an ignominious history of racial inequality. Lee daniels' the butler is a film very much like 1994's forrest gumpthis is not to say that the main character has below-average intelligence or that the film is. Lee daniels' the butler is a fiction film based on the life of eugene allen, an african american who worked in the white house for 34 years, from the tail end of president harry truman's.
Movie review in lee daniels' the butler the generational and ideological rift between an african-american father and son is the most personal and engaging element of the butler and it's. Lee daniels' the butler (2013) a look at the life of cecil gaines who served eight presidents as the white house's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and. Lee daniels' the butler - touching film that puts a new twist on civil rights this story follows the life of cecil gaines who serves eight presidents as a butler at the white house we see how the civil rights movement, vietnam and other major events affect this man's life, family and american society.
The butler has no such element of satire, unusually for daniels, whose previous film the paperboy was an audaciously rude and overripe slice of steamy southern gothic that positively cackled with. Lee daniels' the butler overview after leaving the south as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in washington, dc, cecil gaines (forest whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the white house. Lee daniels' film about the civil rights movement as seen through the eyes of a white house butler was in trouble well before it opened the filmmakers, which include thirty-nine various forms of producer, ran afoul of warner brothers in a spat over the title.
Review: the butler tells a story we need to hear forest whitaker provides a moving,grounded performance that anchors the film and blunts its riskier excesses. The butler is a historical fiction drama loosely based on the real life of eugene allen directed by lee daniels and written by danny strong, the film stars forest whitaker as cecil gaines, an african-american who serves eight presidents during his. Plot summary: lee daniels' the butler tells the story of a white house butler who served eight american presidents over three decades the film traces the dramatic changes that swept american.
Precious: base on nol by saf (based on the novel 'push' by sapphire), or simply precious, is a 2009 american drama film, directed and co-produced by lee danielsthe script was written by geoffrey s fletcher, adapted from the 1996 novel push by sapphire. Lee daniels' the butler: an american story (22:04/hd) is a brief but informative documentary about the production, and the original freedom riders (3:52/hd) features comments from real-life participants on the freedom bus ride. The former is a butler in the white house, providing quiet service for the president and various other powerful white men the latter is a student at fisk university who has fervently taken up the cause with the civil rights movement in nashville, tennessee. Lee daniels' the butler is some serious, probably effective oscar bait it is also -- these things so often go together -- audience-pandering history lite forest whitaker, as a butler who serves.
Screenwriter danny strong and director lee daniels develop a multilayered examination of the civil rights era by expertly interweaving the experience of this humble, apolitical servant with that of his son louis (david oyelowo), who joins the black panthers and runs for political office. Lee daniels' the butler is a film very much like 1994's forrest gump this is not to say that the main character has below-average intelligence or that the film is going to win an. Ultimately, lee daniels' the butler succeeds by weaving so many different elements into an enjoyable tapestry it's epic sweep, emotionally resonant characters and wonderful presence make it a film that shouldn't be missed this summer. Lee daniels' the butler is rated pg-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking it is showing at the mitchell storyteller 7 cinema, 110 old talpa cañón road.