Butter Synopsis
After her husband retires from competition, a woman vows to win a butter-carving contest.
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Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
The film grows increasingly mirthful as the characters come into focus, and the casting is the key: Ms. Garner, who also helped produce the...
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Butter thrives on skewering characters whose self-importance isolates them completely from the consequences of their actions. And while the...
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The film was shot in Louisiana, which looks nothing like Iowa. Nobody along the way seems to have a care in the world about cholesterol....
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The chance for delicious satire melts away quickly in Butter, a spoof without oomph.
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Slant Magazine

It's the film's unwillingness to deal with the sometimes hilarious and often problematic things its characters say and do that stands as...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Appropriately enough for a movie built on two-dimensional cartoons of amoral adults and innocent children, Shahidi is the only actor who...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Butter dearly wants to be a hot-button social satire that plays rough with sacred cows: Midwestern power-moms, the religious right, race,...
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
It's been a long time since a movie wasted this much talent.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Self-righteous and smug in its use of heartland stereotypes, the movie backfires by assuming that its intended liberal audience is just as...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Butter is a misfire. At 90 minutes it feels inflated, and though clearly intended as funny, it's difficult to locate, except in the most...
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Not a Jennifer Garner fan BUT....

By hotwils
This movie showed that she is great at comedy. Ty Burrell was just like his Phil character I thought, as well as "Phyllis" from The Office. That aside, the rest of the cast was great. Reminded me...

Unexpectedly fantastic!

By macflagg
A funny, heartwarming film about a world you didn't even know existed - championship butter carving....

Pleasantly Surprised!

By hmgrigsby89
We went into this movie with hardly any expectations. We walked out laughing and quoting it!! It was a little vulgar in some scenes with some choice language...definitely rated R for a reason. Sure...

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Rated R | For Language, sexual content and brief drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Quirky comedy pushes boundaries in the name of laughs.
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