Cecil Gaines was a White House butler for four decades and eight presidents. Through him and his son, who joins the civil rights movement, we are provided with an overview of the African-American 1900s history. Several reviewers think the result has become somewhat brief, since it is such a long period of time depicted, but Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Gaines) role interpretations have obtained the best reviews.
|Genre:||Biography, drama, bechdel approved|
|Actor:||Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams|