A tale of competition at its most cut-throat, Butter surveys the raw ambition of Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner), the wife of Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), Iowa’s long-reigning champion butter carver. For 15 years, Laura has relished her high-profile role as the beautiful, loyal helpmate to her affable, artistically gifted husband. But when Bob is pressured to retire and allow someone else a chance at glory, an indignant Laura decides to enter the competition herself. She is first in line on sign-up day, only to see her odds of victory fall below 100% with the arrival of an unlikely yet formidable contender: 10-year-old Destiny (Yara Shahidi), the African-American foster child of local couple Julie and Ethan (Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry). And that’s not all. Bob’s would-be mistress, bad-girl stripper Brooke (Olivia Wilde) also declares her candidacy, as does his #1 fan, Carol-Ann (Kristen Schaal). Facing three opponents, mocked by her stepdaughter Kaitlen (Ashley Greene) and furious with her husband, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to win. And if that means resorting to sabotage – and recruiting her dim-witted former boyfriend Boyd (Hugh Jackman) as a co-conspirator – then so be it.
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment is buttering up the holiday season with the hilarious comedy Butter, currently available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. Jennifer Garner stars as the the confident Laura Pickler, who steps in to claim her husband's (Ty Burrell) butter-carving crown after he steps down. If you didn't get a chance to see this in theaters, you're in luck, because we have a contest where fans can win copies of the Blu-ray. Immerse yourself in this bizarre world of butter-carving with director Jim Field Smith's satire by entering this contest today! Details on how to win are below.
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Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, and Olivia Wilde lead in all-star cast in the comedy Butter, available on Blu-ray and DVD today, Tuesday, December 4th. The movie follows a group of highly competitive butter carvers vying for that coveted first place blue ribbon amongst the backdrop of small town politics and a lot of backstabbing. To celebrate the release of this sly parody of the sports genre, Anchor Bay sent our central office a surprise holiday gift. Some of the actually butter carvers utilized in the making of Butter took a three foot slab of the hard yellow stuff and emblemized it with Movieweb's iconic M logo. Standing at a height taller than Butter star Yara Shahidi, that's a lot of golden spread to go around. It looks like we'll be investing in a lot of bread this Christmas. Check it out, and then be sure to check out Butter on Blu-ray or DVD.
Butter is available on Blu-ray and DVD starting today!Read More
Directed by She's Out of My League's Jim Field Smith, the timely comedy Butter arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, December 4th. The film follows a group of butter carvers and the intense competition that brings them all together. The screenplay, which made the 2008 Black List, is from Jason A. Micallef, who caught up with us for a chat about the movie (which features an all-star ensemble that includes Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde, Ty Burrell, Alicia Silverstone, Kristen Schaal, and Rob Corddry).
Jason took us through the process of landing on the Black List, and what it has meant for his career. The competitive nature of screenwriting, and he also opened up about his work on the failed feature adaptation of The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.Read More
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC announced today the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD release of the hilarious political satire comedy Butter, from director Jim Field Smith (She's Out of My League). Written by newcomer Jason A. Micallef, Butter features a stellar ensemble cast that includes Golden Globe Award winner Jennifer Garner (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (ABC's Modern Family), Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy), Emmy Award winner Rob Corddry (Comedy Central's The Daily Show), Ashley Greene (the Twilight franchise), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), and Hugh Jackman (the X-Men franchise). A story about unlikely rivals who will do whatever it takes to beat the competition in this quirky and outrageous comedy about love, sex, winning, and most of all, butter, Butter heads to retail on December 4, 2012 for an SRP of $29.99 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack and $24.98 for the DVD.
Much in the same vein as films like Christopher Guest's Best In Show and Alexander Payne's Election, Butter also stars Yara Shahidi (Imagine That), Kristen Schaal (Comedy Central's The Daily Show), and Phyllis Smith (NBC's The Office).Read More
A finely detailed statue made of butter wouldn't survive this late August heat, which is why we're getting one of the weirder films of the year in October. Butter follows the competitive world of butter sculpture, and stars Jennifer Garner as a housewife who decides to take up the sport after her award-winning husband removes himself from the upcoming championships. Olivia Wilde also stars, playing a punk rock competitor with an eye for the prize. We have a clip, featuring Hugh Jackman struggling with his "con-science", and two new photos of the soon-to-be Mrs. Jason Sudeikis for you to check out.
Butter was released October 5th, 2012.Read More