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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 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. Her competition? 10-year-old Destiny (Yara Shahidi), Bob's #1 fan Carol-Ann (Kristen Schaal) and Bob's would-be mistress, bad-girl stripper Brooke (Olivia Wilde). In the tradition of BEST IN SHOW and ELECTION, BUTTER can be enjoyed as a merrily twisted comedy about American life and culture.

DIR Jim Field Smith; SCR Jason A. Micallef; PROD Michael De Luca, Jennifer Garner, Juliana Janes, Alissa Phillips. US, 2012, color, 90 min. RATED R