Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Butter

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Butter – Opening October 5, 2012

The first thing I thought of when I saw the poster for this film was the Nigel Slater biography “Toast,” which also involves a fascination with food. This American film, however, features butter and the obsession some people have with sculpting things out of the dairy product. What it also boasts is an utterly fantastic cast. Ty Burrell and Jennifer Garner are both well-known for their TV work, and the notion of them overplaying contestants seems absolutely perfect. Olivia Wilde looks like she’s having a blast playing a stripper hell-bent on destroying Garner’s Laura Pickler (a great name) after Laura catches her having an affair with Burrell’s Bob. Also among the film’s stars are Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone, Rob Corrdry, and Kristen Schaal – an odd bunch, to be sure – and twelve-year-old Yara Shahidi, who has made a number of television appearances and a part in the Eddie Murphy starrer “Imagine That,” and has what is essentially the lead role here. It should be interesting to see what she can do opposite such an eclectic cast. The film’s R rating – for sexual content and language – suggests that this won’t be an excessively tame portrait of an overeager society, and instead might be a bitingly funny parody of those that get a bit too into the competition.

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