This is the first major Oscar contender of the year. Based on the real life story of an African American butler who served 30 years in the White House, this film sees history through his eyes,.
Oprah Winfrey is a surefire Oscar nominee as the wife of Cecil Gaines. She’s a force of nature. It’s amazing how much talent this one woman has in her. Among the butlers surrounding our key character: Lenny Kravitz and
It’s a whole lot of fun watching the portrayals of these modern day Presidents: Robin Williams as Eisenhower; John Cusack as Richard Nixon; James Marsden as JFK ; Live Schrieber as Lyndon Johnson; and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. No- President Obama doesn’t make a cameo, though he was asked!!! Minka Kelly is a ringer for Jackie Kennedy and despite all the hoopla over Jane Fonda playing Nancy Reagan (with Fonda such an antiwar protester back in the day, she went to
This is a history lesson and family drama rolled into one. It does get a bit soap operay but is an absolute masterpiece at times, especially the scene juxtaposing the freedom fighters refusing to leave the all-white counter at a luncheonette. Movie magic!!!
This is a must see..for everyone!!