Film review: THE BUTLER, from Built For Speed

The Butler recounts the life-story of Cecil Gains (Forest Whitaker), a character based on a man named Eugene Allen, who worked as a White House butler from the late 1950’s until the late 1980’s. Cecil is not only a butler but occasional confidante to Eisenhower, JFK, Johnson, Nixon and Reagan; the film conspicuously leap-frogs over the Ford and Carter administrations.

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