Butter (2012)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 31 mins

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Set against the placid backdrop of rural Iowa, this contemporary comedy revolves around one woman's all-consuming ambition for fame and attention. A gentle and laid-back man, Bob has won the state fair's butter-carving contest 15 years running. Automatically, his tightly-wound and hard-charging wife Laura nurtures dreams of Bob becoming governor, so when the contest organizers ask him to step aside so others can win, she's furious. However, when Bob magnanimously agrees to retire, she decides to enter herself. In the county contest. It isn't going to be easy, for she has stiff competitors in 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?
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Cast: Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell

Crew: Jim Field Smith (Director), Jim Denault (Director of Photography), Mateo Messina (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family

Release Dates: 18 Oct 2012 (India)

Tagline: A comedy about sex, power and spreading the wealth.

English Name: Butter

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Did you know? This was the first film produced by Jennifer Garner's production company, Vandalia Films. Read More
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as Laura
as Bob
as Radio Announcer
as Kaitlen
as Hayden
as Transitional Home Worker
as Danielle Mattingly
as Mrs. Schram
as Butter Fan's Wife
as June Carmichael
as Orval Flanagan
as Boyd Bolton
as Announcer
as Mrs. Gunderson
as Butter Fan
as Helen Flanagan
as Mrs. Moore
as Carol Ann
as Martin Caswell
as Brooke
as Webelo
as Nancy
as Ned Eaten
as Ethan
as Destiny


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Director of Photography
Still Photographer


Music Director
Music Editor


Foley Artist
Sound Re-recording Mixer


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Production Designer
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Casting Coordinator
Casting Associate

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First Assistant Editor

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Hair Stylist

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Post Production Supervisor

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Special Effects Coordinator
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Stunt Coordinator

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Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator


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A comedy about sex, power and spreading the wealth.
Filming Locations:
Laura's hand is shown in different places in shots when they announce her speech.

Factual Mistake
You cannot handle butter sculptures with your bare hands - that's the temperature at which it melts.
This film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

This was the first film produced by Jennifer Garner's production company, Vandalia Films.

The screenplay is the debut of Jason Micallef. He submitted a draft of the script for a Nicholl Fellowship with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2008 and won.

This film is said to be a satire of the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.

Initially, Jim Carrey was slated to play one of the lead roles.

In the scene where Laura and Bob talk in the Pickler family carving cooler, in the background there is a butter sculpture of a man pointing. That is a replica of the statue of Green Bay Packers' legendary coach, Vince Lombardi, that is outside the atrium entrance to Lambeau Field.

Kate Hudson was set to play Brooke, but dropped out to do Something Borrowed (2011) instead. She was replaced by Olivia Wilde.