Cecil grew up as a domestic servant for a white family who casually destroyed his. after leaving the house, she became a hotel valet with great efficiency and discreteness that he was spotted and invited to become a butler in the White House. there, he served numerous Presidents over the decades and witness the history where the black was slowly treated better year by year. his wife Gloria struggled with her addictions and his son Louis, fought for a fair treatment for the black.
starting the film, we had expect at least some actions from Cecil since he was the main focus. we were disappointed to find him standing on the side line until the very end, only responded when he was already too old for anything. him aside, the film was entertaining enough to fly by. it was again, another disappointment to find none of the presidents got at least a little attached to him. he faded perfectly into the shadow, which was unfortunately, his role in the film.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Lee Daniels
- released: 2013
- casts: Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Aml Ameen, Oprah Winfrey
- language: English
- genre: Biography