What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Butter is an edgy comedy that pushes all sorts of boundaries. For the most part, it works, but for some viewers, the jokes may go too far into raunchy/offensive territory. Expect a steady stream of curse words (everything from "damn" to "s--t" and "f--k"), pot smoking by a teenager, drinking (mostly social), lots of references to sex, an older woman kissing a teenage girl, and some implied sex acts (complete with noises, if no actual nudity). Still, underneath the raunch is the heartfelt message that no matter how great the glory you're chasing, the rewards won't feel sweet unless you really love it and pursue it with good intentions and hard work.
- Families can talk about the appeal of edgy/raunchy comedies. Movies like Butter push a lot of limits to make audiences laugh. Does it work? Or does it cross the line? How can you tell the difference?
- Why do you think Laura is so hungry for fame? Does the movie sympathize with her or not? Is she a role model?
- What about Destiny? Does the movie minimize her struggles or empathize with her?