Lists: Drama, Comedy, HPR Movie Of The Day, Female Lead

Brief Synopsis: "Butter surveys the raw ambition of Laura Pickler, Iowa’s long-reigning champion butter carver. For 15 years, Laura has relished her high-profile role as the beautiful, loyal helpmate to her affable, artistically gifted husband. But when Bob is pressured to retire and allow someone else a chance at glory, an indignant Laura decides to enter the competition herself. She is first in line on sign-up day, only to see her odds of victory fall with the arrival of an unlikely yet formidable contender: 10-year-old Destiny. And that’s not all. Bob’s would-be mistress, bad-girl stripper Brooke also declares her candidacy, as does his #1 fan, Carol-Ann. Facing three opponents, mocked by her stepdaughter Kaitlen and furious with her husband, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to win. And if that means resorting to sabotage – and recruiting her dim-witted former boyfriend Boyd as a co-conspirator – then so be it."

Overall Ranking: 1837 (Rank from 2011: # 95)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 10%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 50%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Today I Watched A Movie85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest81Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 6
Sober Film Chick Mary Dieng80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik65 - A lot of missed opportunities for more raunchiness and sick jokes but overall I quite enjoyed it, there are a few good laughs here.
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Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 5
Jordan K61
David Baruffi61(full review)
Dan O'Neill50 - Butter has some delightful moments and features a fine cast, except for Jennifer Garner who is annoying to watch and listen to, but never goes down to those deep deaths of hell that they call satire and decides to play it safe with it story and what it is essentially poking jokes at.
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Maurice of Movie Mixology50(full review)
Dave Examines Movies46

People Involved

  • Hugh Jackman (Boyd Bolton)
  • Jennifer Garner (Laura Pickler)
  • Alicia Silverstone (Julie Emmet)
  • Ty Burrell (Bob Pickler)
  • Pruitt Taylor Vince (Ned Eaten)
  • Kristen Schaal (Carol-Ann Stevenson)
  • Rob Corddry (Ethan Emmet)
  • Phyllis Smith (Nancy)
  • Olivia Wilde (Brooke Swinkowski)
  • Ashley Greene (Kaitlen Pickler)
  • Jason A. Micallef (Director)