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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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Cast

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Orval Flanagan
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Carol Ann Stevenson
Jason Yudoff ...
Announcer
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Nancy
Judy Leavell ...
Helen Flanagan
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Butter Fan
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Butter Fan's Wife
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Mrs. Moore
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June Carmichael
Jeanne Evans ...
Mrs. Gunderson
Cindy Creekmore ...
Danielle Mattingly
Christine Scheller ...
Transitional Home Worker
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Storyline

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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A comedy about sex, power and spreading the wealth. See more »

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

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18 October 2012 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Alles in Butter  »

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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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Trivia

In the scene where Laura and Bob talk in the Pickler family carving cooler, there is a butter sculpture of a man pointing, in the background. It is a replica of the statue of Green Bay Packers' legendary coach, Vince Lombardi, that is outside the atrium entrance to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. See more »

Goofs

When Laura rams Bob's car, it is clear there is no one inside although Bob and Brooke were having sex inside a few seconds back. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Laura Pickler: I believe in America. I believe we are the best. I believe we're number one. And I won't apologize for that. My husband and I are survivors. We fought tooth and nail to get where we are today. How? The old fashion way, hard work and a can-do attitude. And here in the great State of Iowa, no less, where all great battles begin. My name is Laura Dean Pickler, and this is the cut-throat story of greed, blackmail, sex, and butter.
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To Binge
Written by Damon Albarn, Erik Bodin, Jamie Hewlett, Yukimi Nagano, Fredrik Wallin (as Frederik Wallin), and Håkan Wirenstrand (as Hakan Wirenstrand)
Performed by Gorillaz ft. Little Dragon
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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an inspirational story with an unusual background
12 April 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about an ambitious woman trying to carry on her husband's butter sculpting legacy.

I found the topic of butter sculpting rather unusual, and therefore intriguing. the plot itself was a nice surprise, it's fast paced in the sense that the first competition already finished aid thirty minutes into the film. Destiny is a captivating character, her transformation and her ability to view life in such a positive way is remarkable. the stripper subplot is interesting as well and she has a memorably rebellious character. I found the film quite inspirational, even though the ending is a little contrived, as Jennifer Garner didn't question what happened in the competition.


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