Lee Daniels' The Butler talks about a world that sometimes seems to be different when you're working and we're you're not and between a father and a son
A moving story of Cecil Gaines a sharecropper that worked as a domestic "negro" for the white family that killed her father and that made her mother go crazy. The boy leaves the south of the USA to live as a servant in the north and ends up working in the White House. He has two sons, one of them begins to defend the civil rights and the equality of the negros, and the other keeps a low profile.
Louis, the revolutionary son, leaves University and Cecil is convinced that the life as a servant has been the best thing he has ever done.
What the movies shows is the confrontation of two worlds in one person, work for the presidents that barely do anything to change the situation of the colored people, or change this. Cecil has to choose, what did he chose... you'll see.
This is a movie that offers amazing performances by Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, and critics even say that could be in the road to the Oscars, and I agree with them, because at the end of the day is not a story just about the fears of changing what you should because of the fear of losing your job or die, but a story about confronted feelings, history, bravery... well about the real life.