Oprah’s Box Office Reviews: The Butler
Oprah has had rave reviews in her new movie “The Butler.” This story is produced and starring Oprah along side Forest Whitaker as the butler. This movie is about the career of White House Butler, Lee Daniels and it tells the story of his journey and service to eight Presidents. The story is the first of it’s kind, it’s real, urban, authentic and gives you a real view on life behind the White House doors.
According to CNN: Caffrey, Jane. 10 secrets of “The Butlar”. 2013. Print.
“Lee Daniels‘ The Butler” follows the life of Cecil Gaines, an African-American butler who serves in the White House under eight presidencies.
Inspired by real-life butler Eugene Allen, Gaines (played by Forest Whitaker) witnesses the rise of the civil rights movement, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s assassination, Vietnam and the election of the Barack Obama, all while simultaneously balancing the highs and lows of his family life.”
The movie really gives you a view on working in the white house. This is the number one movie in the box office right now ranking in $25 Million dollars in its first week alone! This movie came in first at the box office beating out competitors, “Kick Ass” and “Jobs” which where both expected to kill the box office.
Photo’s from the Movie:
Oprah and Forest: Top & Oprah and Terrance Howard: Below
The Cast: Top and Forest Whitaker: Below
By: Akika Parker
Caffrey, Jane. 10 secrets of “The Butlar”. 2013. Print.