Jennifer Garner and Olivia Wilde Fight Over ‘Butter’ In The Movie Trailer and Photos
It’s a movie about Butter!! Well technically it’s a movie about butter carvers and a big competition in Iowa. Starring Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone, Ty Burrell, Kristen Schaal, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Rob Corddry, the movie is not short in stars and comedy. At least it seems so from the trailer. Plus I am totally in awe of that whole butter carving, that looks amazing!
The setting: a closely watched contest in Iowa, the heartland of America and, to some, the bellwether of the nation. Initially, a win seems all but assured for the poised candidate with the famous name and a family legacy to claim. But then, the twist: a rival emerges, fresh-faced, appealing, effortlessly charismatic. Suddenly, it’s anybody’s game.
Hillary Rodham Clinton vs. Barack Obama? Mitt Romney vs. Michelle Bachman?
No. Wrong contest.
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.
In the tradition of BEST IN SHOW and ELECTION, BUTTER can be enjoyed as a straightforward, albeit merrily twisted, comedy about American life and culture. But Laura Pickler probably wouldn’t be surprised if the liberal media views BUTTER as a veiled commentary on the larger world of politics.
Butter will be available on VOD September 7th and in theaters October 5th, 2012. Watch the trailer below and check out 10 additional photos.