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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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Bob
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Orval Flanagan
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Carol Ann
Jason Yudoff ...
Announcer
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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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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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Release Date:

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, in the background there is a butter sculpture of a man pointing. That is a replica of the statue of Green Bay Packers' legendary coach, Vince Lombardi, that is outside the atrium entrance to Lambeau Field. 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 »

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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On the Blu-ray, there are no opening credits except for the RADiUS-TWC logo and the title. See more »

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References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

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My Block
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Julian Davis (as Julian Michael Davis), and Zach Danziger
Performed by Cham Pain
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Light hearted funny satire with a top notch cast
8 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This light satirical comedy about a butter carving competition has a strong cast and an OK story. The plot is quite funny with some lol moments. There are some cute digs about race and ambition.

I have never been a huge Jennifer Garner fan (the over perky grin) but luckily it makes use of the talents of other fine actors especially Olivia Wilde as a stripper, Alicia Silverstone, and Ashley Greene as a teenage daughter. Hugh Jackman makes a small appearance.

I can see why it wasn't a box office success - it's more TV movie material with a A list movie cast. But I found it worth a watch just don't expect too much.


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