Here is a summary of the movie as written by Metacritic:
Starring: Ashley Greene, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, Ty Burrell, Yara Shahidi
Summary: A tale of competition at its most cut-throat, "Butter" surveys the raw ambition of Laura Pickler, (Jennifer Garner) the wife of Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), Iowa's long-reigning champion butter carver. For 15 years, Laura has relished her high-profile role as the beautiful, loyal helpmate to her affable, artistically gifted husband. But when Bob is pressured to retire and allow someone else a chance at glory, an indignant Laura decides to enter the competition herself. She is first in line on sign-up day, only to see her odds of victory fall below 100% with the arrival of an unlikely yet formidable contender: 10-year-old Destiny, the African-American foster child of local couple Julie and Ethan. And that's not all. Bob's would-be mistress, bad-girl stripper Brooke also declares her candidacy, as does his #1 fan, Carol-Ann. Facing three opponents, mocked by her stepdaughter Kaitlen and furious with her husband, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to win. And if that means resorting to sabotage – and recruiting her dim-witted former boyfriend Boyd (Hugh Jackman) as a co-conspirator – then so be it.
This movie was a fun, energetic movie, not necessarily for kids even though there is a child in it. I hooted, cried and actually caught the symbolism in this movie on competition, life and love. The butter sculptures are actually amazing, and as one who feels her summer isn't complete without seeing the butter cow at the Missouri State Fair, I was completely enraptured.
Being from St. Louis and talking about BUTTER, there is only one conclusion to make about it, my inspiration comes from the famous St. Louis dessert, the Gooey Butter Cake. My recipe, borrowed from the Dierberg Cooking School, uses lemon to make it even more yummy.
Lemon Gooey Butter Cake
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Ingredients (20-24 servings)
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 4 large eggs, divided
- 1/2 c butter
- 1 1/2 t lemon extract
- 1 pkg cream cheese, softened
- 1 box (1 lb) powdered sugar
- 1 T grated lemon peel
In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mix, 2 eggs, softened butter and lemon extract at medium speed until well mixed.
Pat into prepared 9 by 13 pan.
Beat cream cheese until smooth and add 2 eggs, lemon peel and all but 1 T of powdered sugar to the mix.
Beat until smooth.
Pour over batter in pan.
Bake at 350 until center is set, about 35-40 minutes.
Cool in pan on wire rack.
Dust with reserved powdered sugar.
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