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Lee Daniels' the Butler

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Lee Daniels' the Butler
Inspired by a true story about Cecil Gaines, a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California :, Anchor Bay Entertainment,, [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE L
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
laser optical, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Alternate Title: Butler


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Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack

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Feb 25, 2015
  • d2013 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An absorbing moving film and a great cast. Inspired by true events.

This dvd does not PLAY, its bad and damaged,.

Jan 25, 2015
  • Quimeras rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

There is a lot going on in this film and for this reason, I think it would have fared better as a T.V. miniseries.

Jan 03, 2015
  • kanatasai rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Awesome movie! My tears were running in the middle of the movie. Great acting for Forest Whitaker. Two tombs up!

Nov 13, 2014
  • dstanwyck rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Major disappointment and surprised that it was. Large and wonderful cast,most of whom had about a 3 minute cameo so it was more about their market value as a name rather than as an integral part of the story. Both Whitaker and Winfrey are so good in general but quite lacking in this; perhaps the screenplay - or direction - was limiting. It felt lackluster and empty and given the subject matter it had the potential to be a breakthrough drama.

Nov 11, 2014
  • wiredonjava rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Well done movie. Typical Hollywood style. Few of the actors actually resembled the presidents though.

Oct 15, 2014
  • RosinaLaughlin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a fantastic movie. Highly recommended. Hmmm, I seem to stand alone! My library copy worked perfectly, too!

Sep 24, 2014
  • miaone rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Slow plot. Dull characters who use coarse language. Pathetic attempt to make it historically relevant. Much could have been done with the central idea; unfortunately, this is not much.

Very nice movie and story. Unfortunately I couldn't see last 20 min because of scratches on the DVD.

For some reason, I cannot put this item on hold. I can put other things on hold with no problem... just not this DVD...

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Oct 20, 2014
  • ElainaL rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

ElainaL thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Feb 27, 2014
  • beckythecat1 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

beckythecat1 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

angel_2000 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Jun 08, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Jun 08, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Feb 20, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Cecil Gaines: America has always turned a blind eye to what we done to our own. We look out to the world and judge. We hear about the concentration camps but these camps went on for two hundred years right here in America.


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