Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Butler

The film of our lifetime! It was the most touching and heartfelt film of the year. I was so impressed at the coverage of our universal history. It was so compelling, well written and the film I want my children to remember that their parents took them to see. I have not been this touched by a film since The Color Purple. As a movie lover it has been a struggle taking our family to the movies.

However, this is a film that is so touching that you can't help but tell everyone you see or contact that this is a must see film. Totally fell in love with the film. Definitely an all star cast Gloria Gaines (Oprah Winfrey) as the mother was magnificent and Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) the Butler, the Father and provider were absolutely believable characters. Although we all know parts of the film were fiction, we know somebody lived those parts as well. I loved the comedy the son Charlie (Elijah Kelley) brought to the role to break the ice. Louis Gaines (David Oyelowo)  the eldest son was magnificent bringing our history alive (about the Freedom Riders, the Black Panthers, etc.) to the youth. It touched on the rift many sons and Father's have as they transition to manhood and begin to question their Father's authority. This film is not only a teaching tool, it was so amazing that it definitely receives all five stars!