25 August 2013

Movie Review: The Butler

So I went by myself to see "The Butler" while my hubby went to the gym for 2 hours (I am still sporting a cast on my foot and obviously cannot work out so I did the next best thing which is go see a movie!)
The Butler has an all star cast which is what really drew me in. I mean we are talkin big names! Jane Fonda, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Forrest Whitaker obviously, Robin Williams, Terrance Howard. Gosh, the list is endless really!
This whole film reminded me of Forrest Gump, the way it spanned through the 1950s-all the way up to 2010. I was worried that the film would swing one way in terms of "Political" parties seeing how Oprah and many others in the film have let the world be known they are democrats and huge Obama supporters. I never felt any of the political jargon which was a relief.

The Butler reminded me a lot of the movie "The Help" which I loved as well. (Saw it TWICE in the theater when it first came out!)

I will say this, there are TONS of non factual things that happen in the movie, and it would be wise for you to read this article so you get your facts from fiction straight on. First non truth in the film was that the lead 2 stars had their names changed and only had ONE son, not two. The one son never died in Vietnam either, he's alive and well.

Anyone else venture to see it? Thoughts?
Here's the trailer in case you haven't see it! 


  1. I didn't even know this movie was out! DEFINITELY want to see it!

    <3, Charlotte

  2. The man who wrote the book "The Butler" is based off of (Will Haygood) spoke at my college graduation this year - so excited to see it!

  3. I loved The Help so now you really have me wanting to see this movie! Solid cast too!

  4. I haven't seen this because I was worried it was going to be really political. I'm glad to hear that it wasn't so I might go see it!


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