Release Date:December 4,2012
BUTTER, from director Jim Field Smith (She’s Out of My League) is also available on DVD.
Written by newcomer Jason 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 with Jon Stewart”), 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!
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 with Jon Stewart”), and Phyllis Smith (NBC’s “The Office”).
In Iowa, butter carving is as cut-throat as a Presidential election, plagued with scandal, greed, blackmail, and sex – except with butter! When long-reigning champion butter sculptor, Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), is forced to step down, his zealous wife, Laura (Jennifer Garner), enters the competition herself to fight for their status as butter royalty. A win seems virtually guaranteed for the poised and studied candidate when a formidable contender emerges: the fresh-faced, effortlessly charismatic 10-year-old, Destiny (Yara Shahidi), an African-American foster child of local couple, Jill and Ethan (Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry). Suddenly, it’s anybody’s game and Laura will do anything to win – even if it means resorting to sabotage and seducing her foolish ex-boyfriend, Boyd (Hugh Jackman), as a co-conspirator.
The BUTTER Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD special features include a gag reel and deleted and extended scenes.