Fictionalizing the story of an American original, director Lee Daniels (Precious
) sets his sights on the epic narrative of a White House butler (Forest Whitaker) — an African-American man who began his life on a plantation and eventually ended up serving eight presidents during the historic and tumultuous 20th century.
This complex eyewitness had to silently observe while fending off the ire of his rebellious activist son (David Oyelowo), who couldn’t appreciate the impact of waging this quiet revolution from within. Now in theaters. (PG-13) Not screened in time for review