Thread: The Butler
#1 The Butler08-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Watched it over the weekend. Based on a true story. Mixed feelings about it. Forest Whitaker plays a butler who served the White House for over 2 decades and 5 presidents. It's premise was about how domestic servants had influenced the decisions made about the civil rights movement.
It was a good movie....I just didn't like how they portrayed Reagan.
08-18-2014, 11:21 PM
Haven't seen it but it looked ok.May the FORCE be with you!
08-19-2014, 09:29 AM
I haven't seen it, but I have heard other critics say the same thing-specifically, they had an issue with the way Reagan's support for Botha and South Africa under Apartheid was misrepresented.
Forest Whittaker is a great actor, though. If you haven't seen it, I recommend The Last King of Scotland-his portrayal of Idi Amin is dead on, if you remember the real Amin from the early 70s and the raid on Entebbe.
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