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Jennifer Garner to Star in Butter-Carving Comedy


Words I don't see every day: butter carving. And yet, there's a whole comedy about butter carving (or butter sculpting) coming to theaters near us. Jennifer Garner is attached to star in the movie which is apparently a "political satire":

Butter follows a young orphan who, after being adopted by a Midwestern family, discovers she has an uncanny talent for butter-carving. She eventually finds herself up against the ambitious wife of the retired reigning champion in a town's annual butter-sculpting contest.

"I wanted to do a political satire," [screenwriter Jason] Micallef said, "and I was looking for some venue that people take very seriously but is also ridiculous — like politics — but at the same time is really visual."

Politics! Competition! Butter! The movie certainly has the fixin's for a successful comedy. And to be honest, butter sculpture looks like it could be a pretty interesting art form. I seriously can't wait to see how this movie turns out.

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tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 8 years
I thought that said butter craving lol
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm all for light and airy movies and this one sounds like it could be just that. i miss seeing jennifer in movies and now i guess since she's had her little girl, she can get back to work.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Really, on paper the plot sounds messed up. But then again I am an outsider when it comes to butter carving.
smileyyy123 smileyyy123 8 years
One of my all-time favorite scenes from my all-time favorite show, The West Wing, has Allison Janney talking about how she's excited to see butter carvings at the Iowa State Fair - butter cows, butter pigs, even a life-size replica of The Last Supper - which includes butter Jesus, butter Mary, and BUTTER ON THE TABLE! It's butter of butter! Hmm..can using the word "butter" 10 times in a comment get you banned for life? Either way, I'm excited for this movie, it sounds more indie-tongue-in-cheek than Jennifer Garner has done in a while, except for Juno.
outofhere outofhere 8 years
I wish she'd do a movie with substance, butter doesn't count.
nputt318 nputt318 8 years
This is very funny. I grew up looking forward to the new butter sculpture each year at the New York State fair... Its an odd and funny thing, but they're pretty amazing.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
There's another book with similar themes. How common can butter carving be :confused:?
emalove emalove 8 years
I think I'll pass on this one...sounds pretty lame.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Sounds a heckuva lot better than that crappy movie she's in with Matt McConaughey
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I just read a collection of stories by Bill Bryson in which he interviews the Buttercow Lady.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
Butter carving has contests? There are actually contests for carving butter?!?!?!
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