After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his "First Family" leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.
14+ Violence, Language
QC: 13+ Violence, Langage vulgaire
Pamela Oas Williams
Sheila C. Johnson
James T. Bruce
R. Bryan Wright
Significant events like the Civil Rights Movement affect the life of a butler, Cecil, who served eight presidents at the White House.