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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 ...
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
Cindy Creekmore ...
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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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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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Sexual Healing
Written by Marvin Gaye, Odell Brown, and David Ritz
Performed by Hot 8 Brass Band
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Super Funny Movie
8 October 2012 | by (NOLA) – See all my reviews

Just saw this movie last night and was SO impressed. EXTREMELY funny. It's very much in the vein of the rather wonderful, dark comedies that come from the Coen Bros., e.g., Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Hudsucker Proxy, etc. (In fact, I checked out the post-film credits to see if they were involved. They're not, but I wouldn't be a bit surprised if their comedies inspired the screenwriter and director.) The screenplay, direction and acting are superb. And the young star who plays Destiny, Yara Shahidi, is adorable and extremely talented. I hope big things come her way.

Very funny, totally enjoyable. If you like the Coen Bros., you really like (or love) this movie. It's a must see in my book!


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