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Butter Details


Jim Field Smith's gentle satire Butter stars Jennifer Garner as Laura Pickler, the wife of the longtime winner of a local butter-carving contest. When he decides to bow out of this year's competition, she can't imagine the family not having the title, so she begins to train herself. Her biggest rival turns out to be a young adopted African-American girl named Destiny (Yara Shahidi), who has a natural gift for sculpture. As the competition gets more and more fierce, Laura resorts to drastic measures, convincing an old flame to perform some dirty tricks in order to get the upper hand. Butter screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:October 5, 2012


Jennifer Garner
as Laura
Olivia Wilde
as Brooke
Ashley Greene
as Kaitlen
Hugh Jackman
as Boyd Bolton
Alicia Silverstone
as Jill
Ty Burrell
as Bob Pickler
Yara Shahidi
as Destiny
Rob Corddry
as Ethan
Kristen Schaal
as Carol-Ann
Phyllis Smith
as Nancy
Andrew Daly
as Announcer
Judy Leavell
as Helen Flanagan
Joe Chrest
as Butter Fan
Jeanne Evans
as Mrs. Gunderson
Corena Chase
as Miss Schram
Mark Oliver
as Martina Caswell
Pruitt Taylor Vince
as Ned Eaton


Jim Field Smith
Michael De Luca
Jennifer Garner
Greg Richman
Art Director
Juliana Janes
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Benjamin Ormand
Executive Producer
Lisa Satriano
First Assistant Director
Ed Novick
Sound Mixer
Carmen Cuba
Andrew DeCristofaro
Supervising Sound Editor
Sean Garnhart
Supervising Sound Editor
Sean Garnhart
Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Reitz
Department Head Hair
Ed Lipscomb
Location Manager
Shauna Duggins
Stunts Coordinator
Reilly Steele
Re-Recording Mixer
Michele Ferrone
Visual Effects Producer
Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli
Post Production Supervisor
Scott Stambler
Music Editor
Jack Blanchard
Steve Dietl
Still Photographer
Roger Lifsey
Special Effects Foreman
Saar Klein
Additional Editing
Sean Gowrie
Production Coordinator
Scott Eddo
Department Head Makeup
Monika Petrillo
Script Supervisor
Patrick Esposito
Post Production Supervisor
Josh Hakian
Special Effects Supervisor
Mark Dornfeld
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jeri Baker
Key Hairstylist
Mark Filip
Sound Effects Editor