Butter (2011)

Director: Jim Field Smith

Writer(s): Jason A. Micallef

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Garrett Schenck, Kristen Schaal, Jason Yudoff, Phyllis Smith, Judy Leavell, Joe Chrest, Deana Ricks, Yara Shahidi, Kelly Tippens, Dodie Brown, Jeanne Evans, Cindy Creekmore, Christine Scheller, Alicia Silverstone, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Olivia Wilde, Brett Hill, Corena Chase, Hugh Jackman, Mark Oliver, Andrew Daly, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael C. ‘Mike’ Allen, Jennifer Benton, Charlotte Biggs, Gavin Casalegno, Heather Cates, Pearce Chadwick, Cassie Tobin Chappell, Tracy Chappell, Marian Drey, Laine Dubroc, Ted Ferguson, Jed Fox, Jude Gavi, Kevin A. Green, Rachel Greene, Lindsey Hallen, RJ Hanson, Juanita Harrison, Jb Jaura, Herb Johnston, R. Todd Jones, Avery Kelley, Austin Kennedy, Michael Kober, Ryne Little, Caleb Long, Shelli McCollister-Fox, Aidan McFarland, Eric Kelly McFarland, Robin McGee, Daniel Mignault, Austin William Morgan, Saffton Reed Neuman, Daniel Nix, Jonathan O’Rear, James Paul, Cynthia Riser, Shelby Schneider, Alice Searcy, Keri Shahidi, Molly Jane Sullivan, Lanie Taylor, Jody Thompson, David Lee Valle, Chevy White

Synopsis: In Iowa, laid-back Bob has won the state fair’s butter-carving contest 15 years running; his tightly-wound and hard-charging wife Laura sees Bob becoming governor, so when the contest organizers ask him to step aside so others can win, she’s incensed, and when Bob won’t protest, she decides to enter herself. In the county contest, she’s up against African-American foster child Destiny and Brooke, a prostitute Bob hasn’t paid. When things don’t go Laura’s way, she enlists the help of old boyfriend Boyd. Also involved as things heat up at the state fair are Laura’s stepdaughter and Destiny’s foster parents. are in the mix as things heat up at the state fair.

Release Date: September 4, 2011 (USA) | Length: 90 min | Genre: Comedy, Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for language and sexual content.

Note: Premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. Keri Shahidi only appears in a photograph in the film.