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Jim Field Smith

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About the Movie

In small-town Iowa, an adopted girl (Yara Shahidi of SALT, TV's IN THE MOTHERHOOD) discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman (Jennifer Garner of VALENTINE'S DAY, TV's ALIAS) in their town's annual contest. Also starring Ty Burrell (TV's MODERN FAMILY, DAWN OF THE DEAD), Ashley Greene (TWILIGHT FRANCHISE), Hugh Jackman (X-MEN FRANCHISE), Olivia Wilde (TRON: LEGACY, TV's HOUSE), Alicia Silverstone (CLUELESS), and Kristen Schaal (TV's 30 ROCK).

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

hilarious, Election meets Bring It On meets Best in Show

This movie is really funny and quirky, and unexpectedly touching at times. Olivia Wilde is simply amazing in this. You will love Hugh Jackman and Rob Coddry, and Kirsten Schaal is adorable and hilarious. If you watch the Daily Show, you must see this movie. If you liked movies like Election, Juno, any Coen Brothers comedy, etc, watch this.

funny and rauchy!

i miss movies like this. now days everything is blowing up and superficial. this movie is good and unexpected. the little girl is super adorable! everybody did a great job!


Don't waste your time or money

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Romance
  • Released: 2012

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