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The Butler

The Butler

One quiet voice can ignite a revolution
  • Life in the White House

This very US-centric drama plays out mainly in the White House, in the period after World War II. In effect it is a history of the civil rights movement, as seen through the eyes of a fictional butler and his family, who served under eight successive presidents during that period.


133 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Prejudice)
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Forest Whitaker, Alan Rickman, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Lenny Kravitz, Liev Schreiber, Melissa Leo, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, Vanessa Redgrave
Director
Lee Daniels
ScreenplayDanny Strong, from the article by Wil Haygood
MusicRodrigo Leão
CinematographyAndrew Dunn
EditingJoe Klotz, Brian A. Kates
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byFollow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Laura Ziskin Productions, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Pam Williams Productions, Windy Hill Pictures

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageFairly frequent, pejorative, mild to moderate impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent scenes, mild to moderate
PrejudiceFrequent scenes, mild to moderate
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseTwo scenes of excessive drinking, mil impact
CommentsRacism is the principal theme that runs through a film about America and its deeply divisive segregated nature. Themes linked to it are a slowly awakening national consciousness, and the efforts of civil rights movements to oppose bigotry. These themes are mature and complex, prompting viewers to things carefully about this important issue.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
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Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)
Suggested age limitPositive messagesPositive role models
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarMunya Vomo15
International Media
ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs quote icon 8
Metacritic.com44 critics13
RottenTomatoes.com139 critics14
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 15
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics quote icon 13
CommonSenseMedia (USA)Staff evaluation10
Internet (IMDB)14219 Netizens13
Average .. 63%13


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