Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Butler

We went to see The Butler this weekend.

I fall for period piece trailers and end up in a movie that doesn't leave me all warm and fuzzy when I walk out. I'm a fantasy girl. I like feel-goods or hair-raising adventure. In other words escapism. Lets face it, while real life can be great, it can also be grim. So while I'm not sorry I saw it, both the hh and I agreed if we had a do-over, we probably wouldn't have seen it.

It's truly a superb movie. The acting is wonderful. The storyline is in depth. I look for both the movie and the actors to be up for awards. But its centered around a brutal time in our history. To quote the hh, 'we lived through that hurtful experience. I'd just as soon not be reminded of it'. And hurtful is a good way to describe what Americans did to other Americans. Its almost beyond belief. How can anyone treat another human being like that? Especially people that claim to be God fearing Americans.

 I know every country has its share of brutality, but you always want yours to be the exception. Unfortunately, we're not.

 Did you see it? What were your thoughts? Again, it was an emotional, in depth, wonderfully acted movie. It's just more realism than I like to deal with. Though, realism is not necessarily a bad thing.

 Oh, and did you see where a former Korean war vet who trained Vietnam fighter pilots is refusing to show it in his theatre because Jane Fonda is in it and her stance on the Vietnam war? For more information: http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/08/22/Jane-Fonda-opponent-wont-show-The-Butler-at-his-Kentucky-theater/7951377220674/

10 comments:

  1. I've been hearing a lot about this movie during the last week, but I knew nothing about the plot - until now. I don't get to the movies very often.

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  2. I always admired Fonda's political views!

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  3. Haven't seen it yet, but will. And yeah the violence is everywhere

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  4. I rarely get to the theater to see films. But I'll watch this one when it's released on DVD. I know what you mean about watching realism in a movie. Rwanda Hotel was a difficult one for me to watch and know that really happened. At the same time, I"m glad I saw it. Maybe it helps keep people aware so those things won't happen again, at least in our lifetime.

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  5. I probably won't see it. Maybe on Netflix.

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  6. Hey Shelley,you probably don't have time for the movies between writing and traveling:)

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  7. Hey Dez, how are you?
    Thanks for stopping by:)

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  8. Hi Pat,
    Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think.

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  9. Hi L.G., Rwanda looked like a good one, but I wasn't sure it would be a film for me. I hope you're right. I hope these films do some good.

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  10. Hey Ms. Julia, Sounds like a good plan.

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