“The Butler”

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Last night I had the opportunity to see a movie..a movie that I think might just sweep the Oscars, at least as of now. It was like no other movie I’ve seen in a while & so compelling & such great storytelling & acting, that I was truly moved in every way possible. It is by far the best movie of the year yet. I am talking about ‘Lee Daniel’s – “The Butler”. This story moved me in every way possible – you laughed, you cried, you hid your eyes in horror and you remembered & learned that yes, there were heroes in all of it. You remembered & saw history..most of it sad in the 60’s – which to me was by far the most turbulent decade we’ve had, and the joys of a love story, a story between a father & son & most of all a story of a man who knew many Presidents & knew them on a completely different scale than anyone could. As for the acting, I stopped being a fan of Oprah Winfrey a long long time ago..she was amazing in The Color Purple, but the whole talk show business irked me..I can only say this..Dammit Oprah, why didn’t you keep acting all those years instead of the damn talk show..She was in one word – Fantastic – and I hope she finds more roles like this.. Forrest Whitaker..I don’t think he is capable of a bad performance..and this proves it once again. Lenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding Jr, John Cusak, Robin Williams all wonderful supporting.. Jane Fonda as Nancy Regan – oh the irony and flawlessness that this was! This movie still has my thoughts reeling this morning & I will see this movie again, because it is simply..The Best Movie of the Year!! Grade: A+ #peggyatthemovies

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