Arts and Culture
Fri August 16, 2013
Soul Food Scholar reviews 'The Butler:' aspirations
Lee Daniels' fourth directing effort depicts the true story of Eugene Allen, a butler in the White House through eight presidents. The film stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey portrays his wife in this passage of time story. It's a breathless race through America's civil rights history, with some Forrest Gump-like historical meet-ups.