Movies about food are not too uncommon. Kids in the 1990′s were treated to Good Burger, Clerks II was set in a Mooby’s, and Coming to America was set in McDowell’s; that’s three movies over three decades set in fictitious burger joints, just to start.
The upcoming movie, Butter, decides to focus on competitve butter sculpting. The movie, in production since 2010, will be arriving today in theaters. The ensemble cast stars Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Alicia Silverstone, Hugh Jackman, and Yara Shahidi, amongst others.
The plot? Burrell plays the reigning butter sculpting champion (having produced a butter representation of Schindler’s List in the 1990s), and after a scandalous affair with stripper Tokyo Rose (Wilde), his wife (Jennifer Garner) enters the competition to stand up to him. At the same time, Rob Corddry’s character and his adoptive daughter, played by Yara Shahidi, enter the contest after discovering the young one’s incredible ability to craft butter.
At least, that’s what the plot seems to be from the trailer. It seems to be filled with some great lines, such as Corddry’s breakdown near the end about butter. “It’s butter! You spread it on toast! Newsflash: it’s bad for you! Oh, really, the Butter Police?” he yells, as he’s taken away by security.
Butter is on 2008′s Black List, a list of popular scripts that haven’t been produced for one reason or another. Since that list came out, I’m With Cancer (released as 50/50) and The Beaver have been released and produced.
Will you stream or go see Butter in theaters? Do you think Paula Deen will?