Jim Field Smith's gentle satire Butter stars Jennifer Garner as Laura Pickler, the wife of the longtime winner of a local butter-carving contest. When he decides to bow out of this year's competition, she can't imagine the family not having the title, so she begins to train herself. Her biggest rival turns out to be a young adopted African-American girl named Destiny (Yara Shahidi), who has a natural gift for sculpture. As the competition gets more and more fierce, Laura resorts to drastic measures, convincing an old flame to perform some dirty tricks in order to get the upper hand. Butter screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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A better title for this movie would be Garbage. I couldn't subject my brain to more than 15 minutes of this before pressing eject. Is anyone else tired of the anti white people comments and subsequent ridiculous portrayals?
wow. I didn't expect this movie to be any sort of intellectual experience, but I actually felt dumber after watching this movie. It was just so slow and dumb and dull, which is too bad because most of the cast is great. Unless you are an expert or a fan of butter carving, don't waste your time.