When it comes to butter, the people in Jim Field Smith's comedy Butter aren't messing around. The comedy, which arrives in theaters and On Demand this fall, follows a cutthroat butter carving competition, and the participants involved. And if the promise of lots of butter isn't selling it for you, the cast includes Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Rob Corddry and Kristen Schaal, among others.
The trailer for the film begins with an impassioned speech by Jennifer Garner, who plays Laura Pickler, the wife of long-reigning champion butter carver Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell). Bob's retiring though and it may be Laura's time to shine. That is, unless one of her opponents - her husband's potential-mistress/stripper Brooke (Olivia Wilde), the newly adopted child to Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry's characters, Destiny (Yara Shahidi), and Bob's #1 fan Carol-Ann (Kristen Schaal) - takes the prize. The competition definitely appears to be on.
The middle-America setting and the dedication of the contestants, added to the few interview snippets in the trailer remind me a bit of Drop Dead Gorgeous, with a hint of Best in Show in terms of the humor in revealing how seriously the contestants are taking this competition. And given the amount of effort (and butter) that likely goes into this art form, who can blame them? Of course, it'll could make for some great comedy, with a bit of political satire worked into the story.
Beyond the butter and the politics, the cast for the film is great. In addition to Burrell, Garner, Corddry, Silverstone, Wilde and Schaal, Ashley Greene is also among the cast, playing Laura's mocking stepdaughter stepdaughter Kaitlen. And Hugh Jackman plays Laura's dim-witted former boyfriend, who may be involved in some kind of sabotage that Laura has planned.
Butter arrives in theaters October 5th, but will be available On Demand September 7. More information and photos for the film can be found in our Blend Film Database.
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