Monday, October 31, 2011
When the butter committee feels Bob should bow out of this season to allow someone else a chance at the "Blue Bonnet" :-) I mean blue ribbons. Laura decides she's not about to let all her ambitions melt away and signs up to compete herself. Two of her competitors includes an African American 10 year-old foster child named Destiny (Yara Shahidi) who narrates most of the movie. And Brooke, the stripper Laura's husband is boffing on the side (Olivia Wilde).
Unfortunately, Butter veers off course of being a Christopher Guest-type satirical, parody and meanders into sickeningly sweet, corny territory too often. Jennifer Garner gets it. She shines as a scarily intense, Republican housewife; but the rest is folly. Particularly, Hugh Jackman in the role of a car salesman, seduced by Laura to sabotage the competition. He must have owed someone a favor to have even entertained doing the insipid and small role.
Personally, I don't see Butter spreading to a wide-release.
Director: Jim Field Smith /Writer: Jason A. Micallef