“Butter” is just as strange as its title might suggest. With a strange mix of touching moments that you would expect to see on ABC Family and all of the swearing and sex you would expect to see on Cinemax, it leaves you wondering what you just watched.
The story takes place in Iowa where their love for butter — and butter carving boarders on obsession, at least for some. Yes, butter carving; and the competition, there of.
It’s a heartfelt story about a foster girl who finally finds her place in the world and the family of the Butter Carving Champion of 15 years. The champion is asked to step down and his wife, who has dreams of the White House, can not handle that. She enters the competition in his place.
There is definitely things about this movie that are great, as Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), and Hugh Jackman (X-Men Origins, Les Misérables) are fantastic. The little girl that stars as the gifted foster child, Destiny, does an amazing job, but the sex and swearing almost seems forced. It feels like the director set out to make an R-rated family film, which just feels contradictory in theory and practice.
Overall, I’m not really sure if I recommend it or not. I guess if you want to watch some crazy people fight about butter carving and if you are a huge Jennifer Garner (Alias) fan, then give it a shot. It’s not a terrible movie, but I’m not going to rush out and tell all of my friends to watch it.
Review by Sara Sowles is a Marketing Consultant at Stafford Media Solutions, she has a degree in Fine Arts and worked briefly in the movie industry. She has a uncommon stance on the world and thinks there is never enough color. She’s a mom, a wife, a nerd and an artist.