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Butter (2011)

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In Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town's annual contest.

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Bob
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Orval Flanagan
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Carol Ann
Jason Yudoff ...
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Nancy
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Helen Flanagan
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Butter Fan
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Butter Fan's Wife
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Kelly Tippens ...
Mrs. Moore
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June Carmichael
Jeanne Evans ...
Mrs. Gunderson
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Danielle Mattingly
Christine Scheller ...
Transitional Home Worker
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In Iowa, laid-back Bob has won the state fair's butter-carving contest 15 years running; his tightly-wound and hard-charging wife Laura sees Bob becoming governor, so when the contest organizers ask him to step aside so others can win, she's incensed; when Bob won't protest, she decides to enter herself. In the county contest, she's up against Destiny, an African-American foster child, and Brooke, a prostitute Bob hasn't paid. When things don't go Laura's way, she enlists the help of Boyd, an old boyfriend. Laura's step-daughter and Destiny's foster parents are in the mix as things heat up at the state fair. What are Destiny and Laura's destiny? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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18 October 2012 (Russia)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$70,931 (USA) (5 October 2012)

Gross:

$70,931 (USA) (5 October 2012)
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Jim Carrey was rumored to star. See more »

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You cannot handle butter sculptures with your bare hands - that's the temperature at which it melts. See more »

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'The Boy from Battle Creek' narrator: But no-one could imagine the show stopper the boy from Battle Creek would pull out this year: A life size replica of The Last Supper, that the Des Moines Register called "Better than the original."
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Butter (The Gratest Gift in Life)
Written by Mateo Messina
Performed by the Total Experience Gospel Choir and the Menahan Street Band
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Stereotypes and generalizations GA--LORE!
5 April 2014 | by (New York, U.S.) – See all my reviews

This movie in it an attempt to be non-p.c. makes ALL kinds of grotesque generalizations and stereotypes. It is so filled with grotesqueries that frankly it made it a struggle to sit through. I did sit through it though...just to see if it could and would redeem itself. It doesn't.

Perhaps there are people and places that are this ridiculous but let's say for the sake of comedic exaggeration, it's sloppy gratuitous, disjointed and all over the place. In the end, the sentimental and gooey moralism tries to tie it all together but it falls flat and makes it more banal than it's already worked itself up to be.

A a tragic piece of work from writers who have no real message and a director who has clearly gotten lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with talented people. Don't waste your time with this.


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