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About the Movie

WATCH IT WHILE IT'S IN THEATERS! Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, and Olivia Wilde star as unlikely rivals who will do whatever it takes to beat the competition in this quirky and outrageous comedy about love, sex, winning, and most of all, butter.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 64
  • Fresh: 21
  • Rotten: 43
  • Average Rating: 4.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Drippy sentiment and coarse political satire vie for control of "Butter," a two-faced sendup of heartland obsession that wants to have its toast and eat it too. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Oct 4, 2012

Rotten: Butter wishes it were a Christopher Guest sendup but comes off like a cheap imitation. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Oct 4, 2012

Rotten: Butter is a film more enamored of its premise than interested in making it work. – Scott Bowles, USA Today, Oct 4, 2012

Rotten: Given the talent assembled for this diversion, you can't believe it's not better. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Oct 4, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Surprisingly funny satire

I saw this movie a year ago at a film festival and while parts of it didn't work (namely around issues of race - I mean the African-American orphan's name is Destiny for pete's sake), it was frequently laugh-out-loud funny. Jennifer Garner and Yara Shahidi are fine, but Olivia Wilde and Rob Corddry were especially winning in their roles, and Alicia Silverstone and Phyllis Smith are also great. (And yes, there's bloopers that play over the closing credits which are worth staying for.)

What a fun movie :)

Butter totally took me by surprise. Funny & sweet with enough hard-edged humor to keep it interesting. Bonuses: seeing Rob Corddry play a non-over-the-top character was really fun, and I didn't know Jennifer Garner could pull off such a role. All the characters really interacted well with each other. Do yourself a favor and rent this movie - it's a good time and will leave a smile on your face :)

9.99 yes….

Its 9.99 because it has not been released even at the theaters yet….. people should pay more attention…..