It may have (well, did) premiere at TIFF last September, but now is probably the best chance to release Butter. Although Jim Field Smith‘s comedy about a butter carving competition might give the impression of a simple comedy centered on idiosyncrasies, festival reviews tell us the picture actually acts as an allegory for Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama‘s race during the 2008 election. Now the “relevance” factor makes sense.
That’s something to grab my attention, making it all the better that Butter‘s trailer gives the impression of a decent fall comedy. Jennifer Garner is clearly the star of this show — and that’s something about which I have no issues — though the supporting cast is awfully impressive, with Hugh Jackman, Ty Burr, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, and Kristen Schaal also appearing. (It appears they’re being put to good use, too.) Butter is probably a little light, but what we’re seeing here looks just fine.
Watch the trailer below (via Yahoo!):
Butter will make its VOD premiere on September 7th, followed by a theatrical opening on October 5th.
Did the trailer work? How does it appear to be handling its concept?
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