Cecil Gaines recounts the story of his life, and the unique story of America throughout the 20th century. Starting life on a plantation, Cecil leaves due to the violence that he has witnessed and presses on to find a better life. Along the way he learns how to become a butler, and becomes one of the best in his profession. He soon finds himself working at the White House and experiencing American history on a daily basis. If you are into biopics and historical films this is a great one to watch.