Trailer for BUTTER Starring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, and Hugh Jackman

     August 23, 2012


The trailer for the long-delayed comedy Butter has gone online.  The film premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but was pushed back from March 2012 to October in order to capitalize on the upcoming Presidential election (even though it has nothing to do with this year’s election).  I was eagerly anticipating the flick, but when I saw it at TIFF, it turned out to be a massive disappointment.  The movie has several different tones, and has no idea how to fully develop any of them.  The plot is supposed to be a satire of the 2008 Democratic primary where a wronged spouse (Jennifer Garner) attempts to win her husband’s (Ty Burrell) butter-carving title only to meet stiff competition from a young black girl named Destiny (Yara Shahidi).  The trailer briefly touches on the political bit, but plays more towards the delightful dark comedy of the film while hiding all the saccharine stuff.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Alicia Silverstone, Ashley Greene, and Hugh JackmanButter opens October 5th.

Click over to Yahoo! Movies to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the synopsis for Butter:

Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner) is the kind of woman who doesn’t accept defeat lightly. That’s why when her husband (Ty Burrell), 15-time winner of the town’s butter carving competition, wants to step down, she takes it upon herself to win the championship title herself. And she’ll do whatever it takes to save her family’s reign in the spotlight, even if it means complete sabotage of her two biggest competitors — a 10-year-old foster child (Yara Shahidi) and husband’s hard-living mistress (Olivia Wilde).



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