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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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(as Jason Micallef)

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Orval Flanagan
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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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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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Comedy

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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 USA:

$70,931, 7 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$70,931, 7 October 2012
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Olivia Wilde stated that Brooke, from this movie, was her favorite character she has ever played. See more »

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Laura's hand is shown in different places in shots when they announce her speech. See more »

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[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
Courtesy of Tru Thoughts Records Ltd.
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Super Funny Movie
8 October 2012 | by 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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