PG-13 | | Biography, Drama
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
Lee Daniels admitted that he tried to convince as many stars as he could to appear in the film, even for bit parts, so as to improve the marketability.
The only thing I ever knew was cotton. It was hard work.
Several of the songs played in the film were released well after the particular time frames.
$24,637,312 (USA) (18 August 2013)
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