Lee Daniels' The Butler
First screened in August 2013
Director: Lee Daniels. Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Terrence Howard, Adriane Lenox, Elijah Kelley, Yaya Alafia, Colman Domingo, Robert Aberdeen, Clarence Williams III, Aml Ameen, Michael Rainey Jr., Dana Gourrier, Pernell Walker, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Minka Kelly, John Cusack, Alex Manette, Colin Walker, Liev Schreiber, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Nelsan Ellis, Olivia Washington, Jesse Williams, David Banner, Mariah Carey, Vanessa Redgrave, Alex Pettyfer, Stephen Rider. Screenplay: Danny Strong (based on the article "A Butler Well Served by This Election" by Wil Haygood).
Twitter Capsule: Like a box a chocklits: sugary, half nutty, packed too full, pretty stale. You more or less know what you're gonna get.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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