Mini movie review: The Butler

OPRAH WINFREY and FOREST WHITAKER star in THE BUTLER


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The Butler (PG-13) Forest Whitaker is great as a White House butler watching the history of the civil rights movement unfold while he serves five presidents. David Oyelowo impresses as his militant son, and Oprah Winfrey is fine as his alcoholic wife. Megastars in cameos are hit and miss, detracting from the story. Okay for teens. 3 stars.

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