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Butter Reviews

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August 8, 2016
A thoughtful, funny sweet movie with great characters and acting. LOVED it! I can't imagine anyone not enjoying unless you're missing a heart. Total thumbs up!
July 4, 2016
Ridiculous, absurd & an amazing cast!
June 29, 2016
There are some tongue in cheek comedic moments in this film, but it falls short of being a comedy. It's more of a melodramatic smorgasbord of dysfunction, more cringe worthy than laugh worthy.
June 15, 2016
'Butter' walks the line between raunchy and emotionally charming better than most. It has a top of the world cast, some playing amazingly against type, and a plot sooooo mundane that it elevates the quirky humor perfectly. I enjoyed it... and if you like subtle, character driven humor... you should too.
June 7, 2016
Sold as a drama yet played as a comedy, this film succeeds in neither. The premise is unique, but the characters feel flat no one seems to really get invested in themselves or motivations. A shame, as the film is packed with star power.

Well at least we got a sex scene between Olivia Wilde and Ashley Greene, so that's nice.
May 19, 2016
Weird combo of comedy and drama. Some funny parts, but ultimately not enough.
April 2, 2016
A silly but cute and heartwarming story about a little foster girl who wins a butter sculpting contest.
½ February 1, 2016
Don't let the Tomatometer fool you, this movie actually has a lot of entertainment value and moments that are both witty and full of humor.
September 8, 2015
They got me at Ty Burrell.
June 21, 2015
On sent qu' il ne faut pas se mettre en travers du chemin du personnage de Jennifer Garner....
June 8, 2015
What an odd movie.... Strangely is not the worst movie I've seen.
½ May 4, 2015
The best parts are the scenes involving butter.
½ February 5, 2015
You won't believe how truly hilarious this film really is until you watch.
November 30, 2014
olivia looks awesome
½ November 30, 2014
Thought the butter cow at the IL state fair was impressive but this film takes butter to a whole new level of awe-inspiring artistry. Fun and quirky without going overboard into the realm of absurdity.
October 9, 2014
Low budget, not a tremendously strong movie, but dark and adorable
August 11, 2014
Netflixed it... its basically a sweet movie about a town obsessed with butter and carving it into sculptures. Jennifer Garner plays a perfect stepford wife competing against an orphaned black girl and Olivia Wilde's stripper chick. Its never as funny as you want it to be, nor is it really dramatic or sappy... Its right down the middle, a little below average... See it for the cameos and actors we haven't seen in a while if anything - Alicia Silverstone, Rob Corddry, the Dad from Modern Family, Phyllis from The Office, and Hugh Jackman as a dumb yokel! Olivia Wilde pulls off trashy stripper well, but it doesn't help her case any that she's a walking stick figure....
½ August 4, 2014
(First and only viewing - 2/17/2013)
July 23, 2014
A quirky comedy with a good scrip helped along by an excellent cast. Jennifer Garner shines as the obsessive Laura, whilst Hugh Jackman make a brief but memorable cameo as a sleazy car salesman.

It's a combination of sex comedy and sweet sentimental drama; due to the bringing together the stories of a dysfunctional family and a young foster child who bounces from home to home. Thankfully, the gushy sentimentality is done largely for laughs.

Using a butter carving competition as the central narrative is inventive and amusing; but needs to be taken with a large pinch of salt.

"Butter" is not a rip roaring, laugh a minute comedy but, if you enjoyed "Little Miss Sunshine" or "Juno", this should be your type of film.
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