The cadre of characters includes a plethora of familiar faces. Jennifer Garner stars as a jealous suburban wife that is disrespectful and conniving. She is essentially the portrait of what the mainstream media has identified rich white women to be without having any rational argument to support this sort of a pejorative caricature. Olivia Wilde stars as a stripper with earth-shattering legs and flexibility that will do anything to have her rent paid on time. Her sensuality is perhaps the lone bright spot in an otherwise abysmal debacle. Ty Burrell plays a suburban husband that has been asked to step down from his local pedestal of fame in order to pursue other goals. His wife (Garner) will not tolerate being removed from her lofty perch. The cast also includes Ashley Greene from Twilight, Rob Corddry, and the well-aged Alicia Silverstone. Perhaps it is with a touch of irony that all of the characters, as portrayed and written, are clueless.
The other major star is a young woman names Yara Shahidi. Yara is a foster child that has been bounced around more times than a pinball at a 1980s arcade. Regardless of her misfortune, Yara finds time for randomly knowing how to sculpt frozen butter and for making racially charged remarks about suburban white people and their behavior. Essentially, she is another white director's attempt at castrating his own race for the perceived sins of America's past.
This type of Butter will melt quickly and drip away long before it can be savored or enjoyed. The film is nothing more than caricatured characters mixed with one writer's diatribe of middle class society. Listen carefully studio hacks; if you resent being white or being middle class, quit your directorial and screenwriting jobs and go be a bum. If not, cut out the miserable racism and go make a film that does not stink worse than rancid limburger cheese. Pardon this joke, though it is better than the entire film put together, but I cannot believe it's not Butter!
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