Netflix Pick of the Week: Butter


  • Independent Comedy
  • Released 2011
  • 90 minutes
  • R

Directed By:

  • Jim Field Smith


  • Jennifer Garner
  • Ty Burrell
  • Olivia Wilde
  • Rob Corddry
  • Ashley Greene
  • Alicia Silverstone
  • Kristen Schaal

Butter is very original and funny. It brings something that doesn’t get a lot of publicity to the movies: butter-sculpting competitions. The indie comedy takes place in a small town in Iowa. As stated before, the movie is about butter carving. After the Annual Butter-Sculpting Competition judge tells Bob (Ty Burrell), the star of butter-sculpting, to retire while he’s ahead and dedicate himself ┬áto helping others, Bob’s wife Laura (Jennifer Garner) freaks out. She wants to continue being butter-sculpting elite, so she decides to enter the butter-carving competition herself. Maintaining her position will be harder than she expected because, at the last second, a very talented young girl signs up for the competition, too.

Watch the movie here.