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The Butler Movie Review Summary

Actors: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, James Marsden

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The Butler tells the heartwarming story of Cecil Gaines (played by Forest Whitaker) who serves as the White House's butler for 34 years.
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The film depicts Cecil's life story from his childhood, where he grew on a cotton plantation to his adult life, where he works at a prestigious hotel in Washington DC. Cecil lucks changed forever, when in 1957, he was hired as the butler for the White House team. Cecil since then has served for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, and has witnessed an era of change; from racism, sexism to political.

The Butler also explores Cecil's personal life (he is married with two kids) and the turbulence and hardship he faces. How one man witnessed the changes in America is brilliantly tells and acted in this film.
Best part of story, including ending: I think The Butler was a decent movie with an unexpected story.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is where Cecil and his wife Gloria, in their disco attire, received the news that his soldier son is dead in Vietnam.

Opinion about the main character: Cecil is a great character and you can't help but feel sympathetic at him.

The review of this Movie prepared by Mesh B a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

Script Analysis of The Butler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   politician

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   servant Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   African

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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