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Butter (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  18 October 2012 (Russia)
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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.



(as Jason Micallef)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Orval Flanagan
Carol Ann
Jason Yudoff ...
Helen Flanagan
Butter Fan
Butter Fan's Wife
Kelly Tippens ...
Mrs. Moore
June Carmichael
Jeanne Evans ...
Mrs. Gunderson
Cindy Creekmore ...
Danielle Mattingly
Christine Scheller ...
Transitional Home Worker


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The incredibly hard to read URL in the Blu-ray "Deleted & Extended Scenes" clip "Destiny's Party & Painted URL" is a YouTube link to a movie tie-in spoof protest video "PETA protest at Red Ribbon Dairy - 1996" (YouTube ID: ex7caD1fb0E). See more »


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


[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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Crazy Credits

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


References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »


Sexual Healing
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29 September 2012 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

this movie is overall good. good movie casting choice and the storyline has successfully conveyed a meaningful message to the audience. it also has reflected the lives of the people in the America so it is relateble to almost everyone. even though I feel that there are a few unneeded scenes and a few details which have not been mentioned in the movie. all I have to say is that I loved it, it's funny and meaningful and I recommend everyone to watch it too. I don't understand why some people think it's silly and stupid when I actually cried at the touching ending. I don't think it's silly or stupid because I actually did learn something from this movie. 8/10.

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