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R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Jennifer Garner , Ty Burrell , Olivia Wilde , Rob Corddry , Ashley Greene , Alicia Silverstone , Phyllis Smith , Kristen Schaal

Director: Jim Field Smith

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Butter (2011)

Release Date: October 5th, 2012|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • The chance for delicious satire melts away quickly in Butter, a spoof without oomph. show more

  • Butter is a misfire. At 90 minutes it feels inflated, and though clearly intended as funny, it's difficult to locate, except in the most general terms, the focus of the movie's satire, and there's not a laugh to be had. show more

  • The film grows increasingly mirthful as the characters come into focus, and the casting is the key: Ms. Garner, who also helped produce the film, has a gift for catty roles, and Ms. Wilde is so funny she should play hookers all the time. show more

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Jennifer Garner On 'Butter,' Rising Star Yara Shahidi And Resembling Michele Bachmann (VIDEO)

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Butter carving certainly isn't a topic you'd think would be covered in a feature film -- but at 2011's Toronto Film Festival, the comedy movie "Butter" (starring Jennifer Garner, newcomer Yara Shahidi...

Ashley Greene: Kissing Olivia Wilde In 'Butter' Wasn't 'That Awkward'

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Moviefone Staff on January 31, 2012

Girl-on-girl celeb kisses in big movies tend to garner more buzz than the film itself. Who cares about the downward spiral of a professional dancer in "Black Swan" when Mila Kunis is smooching Natalie...

Harvey Weinstein Wants to Co-Host a Screening of 'Butter' With Michele Bachmann

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Aiden Redmond on September 14, 2011

As his years of producing have proven, Harvey Weinstein is an expert when it comes to the politics of Oscar season. However, with the GOP debates in full swing and his latest film 'Butter,' a politica...

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