“Butter” is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Jim Field Smith and starring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, and Hugh Jackman. The movie follows the story of a group of contestants in a small-town butter carving competition, in which the reigning champion, Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), faces competition from a young orphan named Destiny (Yara Shahidi) and a number of other eccentric characters.
As the competition heats up, tensions rise and secrets are revealed, as the contestants go to increasingly extreme lengths to win. Meanwhile, Bob’s wife Laura (Jennifer Garner) becomes obsessed with her husband’s success and launches her own campaign to win the contest, with the help of a sleazy used-car salesman (Hugh Jackman).
“Butter” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the film’s quirky humor and strong performances from its cast, while others criticized it for being too shallow and predictable. Despite the mixed critical response, the film has gained a cult following among fans of offbeat comedies, due to its memorable characters and unique premise. The film’s satire of small-town politics and its commentary on the American Dream have also been noted by critics and audiences alike.
Duration: 90 min.