Picture from Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Overall B+

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.

Violence C-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

The most recent home video release of this movie is January 14, 2014. Here are some details…

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

Related home video titles:

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.

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