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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

If you where a fly on the wall in the White House, what interesting things might you see?  As a butler at the esteemed residence, Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) witnesses plenty during his years of service from 1952 until 1986. Inspired by a true story, this movie presents a unique historical perspective. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 132
Theater Release: 16 Aug 2013
Video Release: 14 Jan 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Another butler is privy to a wealth of information in The Remains Of The Day. A man of service witnesses the racial revolution in Driving Miss Daisy. The black and white divide is also explored in Something the Lord Made.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Release Date: 14 January 2014

Lee Daniels’ The Butler releases to home video (Blu-ray) with the following extras:

- Lee Daniels’ The Butler: An American Story

- The Original Freedom Riders

- “You And I Ain’t Nothin’ No More” Performed by Gladys Knight and Lenny Kravitz

- Deleted Scenes

- Gag Reel

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