The Washington Times-Herald

August 16, 2013

Movie preview: “The Butler”


Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual material, language, disturbing images, smoking and some violence

Running time: 2 hr 6 min

Cast: Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman

Plot: Director Lee Daniels (“Precious”) tells the story of White House butler Eugene Allen, who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.