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      Butter

      R Released Oct 5, 2012 1h 30m Comedy Drama List
      34% Tomatometer 67 Reviews 44% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings For many years, Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner) has relished the prestige and admiration afforded her as the wife of Iowa's longtime butter-carving champion, Bob (Ty Burrell). When Bob is pressured to retire from competition so that someone else has a chance at victory, Laura decides to enter the contest herself. But, when three formidable opponents also enter the fray, Laura vows to win at any cost, including recruiting her stupid ex-boyfriend (Hugh Jackman) for a bit of sabotage. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Despite its talented cast and a few funny moments, Butter's satirical aims are largely undone by a lack of subtlety and air of smugness.

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      Carmen Phillips Autostraddle The entire plot for Butter is the kind of wackadoodle delight that one should really experience with fresh eyes and their feet up on a couch with a bowl junk food at their disposal. Apr 11, 2019 Full Review Peter Debruge Variety A wicked Midwest satire with razor blades stashed beneath its bright candy-apple surface. Oct 5, 2012 Full Review Todd McCarthy Hollywood Reporter Hardly the high-priced spread, this condescending comedy about Middle America will score with some audiences and put off others. Oct 5, 2012 Full Review Allen Almachar The MacGuffin It's at this point where I could include some snarky joke about butter, margarine, and Fabio, but I'm sure you've already come up with them. Rated: C Jul 30, 2020 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Sporting an impressive supporting cast, this high glossed satire of Middle America has charming and hilarious moments, but suffers considerably from a labored, schizophrenic attempt to be politically correct and daring satire at the same time. Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 27, 2019 Full Review Abbie Bernstein Assignment X Butter isn't painful, but neither is it comically nutritious. It's a sculpture that a lot of people put a lot of effort into, but the end result doesn't really say much. Rated: C+ Jan 31, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Bailey A really good u guys r nuts ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/20/24 Full Review Dan S Watched from start to finish, outside of the weight and saxophone the rest of the movie didn’t make any sense. Cringy is an understatement!!!!!! 30 year old’s acting like HS is hard to buy as well. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/22/24 Full Review Cristian s Una comedia poco convencional, con buen ritmo pero a la vez no tan divertida. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Over 10 years old and I still enjoy this food-politic comedy by director Jim Field Smith A story of greed, sex, blackmail, and butter itself A huge cast including Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Rob Corddry, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone, Yara Shahidi, and Kristen Schaal It centers on Laura Pickler whom has relished the prestige and admiration afforded her as the wife of Iowa's longtime butter-carving champion, Bob When Bob is pressured to retire from competition so that someone else has a chance at victory, Laura decides to enter the contest herself But, when three formidable opponents also enter the fray, Laura vows to win at any cost, including recruiting her stupid ex-boyfriend car salesman for a bit of sabotage Laura's world to her seems perfect but with other candidates running she feels it's crumbling apart She's willing to stay on top and as relevant as possible even becoming a button-down manipulator Other subplots include Laura and Bob's daughter, Kaitlin being so rebellious and shut-off, Brooke, a stripper that Bob turns to due to his rocky marriage and Destiny, a small girl that is bounced from foster home to foster home until she finds a stable pair of parents named the Emmets She maybe finds something she's good at This is actually still funny as I remember it Of all things it takes butter sculpting quite seriously but in a hilarious manner It also manages to mirror the United States primary elections of 2008 Ok it's not perfect and the political satire could use some tweaking to stand out A few subplots get completely dropped too But the humor is twisted in a dark manner while the world these people inhabit is bright and sunny It's centrally about competition and the characters partake in it any way True butter itself is fattening, you only spread it on food, and maybe the government does make it one of the few products you barely have to pay for Although even something as simple as this dairy product can drive people to better themselves or express in a manner that's unexpected We can have more than one thing that defines us, one thing isn't the only one we can have, it's okay too to pander to the lowest common audience 'Butter' is still a fun Midwest satire to watch even if some story elements could be sculpted better and saltier Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/18/23 Full Review Canyou N A bitter trophy wife and 10 y/o orphan go head to head in a butter sculpting competition. Some of the political satire falls flat, but that's not really the heart of the movie. Every joke hits just right and its easy to fall in love with the orphan and all the people who help her. Plus, it has bloopers! Who hates a movie with bloopers!?!? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/13/23 Full Review Jane S I didn't find anything appealing about this movie, worse than a hallmark movie. Lousy acting, annoying in general. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/09/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis For many years, Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner) has relished the prestige and admiration afforded her as the wife of Iowa's longtime butter-carving champion, Bob (Ty Burrell). When Bob is pressured to retire from competition so that someone else has a chance at victory, Laura decides to enter the contest herself. But, when three formidable opponents also enter the fray, Laura vows to win at any cost, including recruiting her stupid ex-boyfriend (Hugh Jackman) for a bit of sabotage.
      Director
      Jim Field Smith
      Producer
      Michael De Luca, Jennifer Garner, Alissa Phillips
      Screenwriter
      Jason A. Micallef
      Distributor
      Weinstein Co.
      Production Co
      Vandalia Films, Hurwitz Creative, The Weinstein Company, Michael De Luca
      Rating
      R (Sexual Content|Language|Brief Drug Use)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 5, 2012, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $70.9K
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital
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