“Butter” Movie Slides Into Toronto

I’m a fan of all those butter carvers at the Iowa State Fair, but did we have to have a movie about the subject? “Butter” is about to play the Toronto Film Festival. In it, a little-girl orphan in Iowa (Yara Shahidi) with a natural butter-carving talent enters an annual butter-carving competition. She goes up against the ambitious wife (Jennifer Garner) of the reigning champion (Ty Burrell). This is not a Julia Child kind of butter caper, but one that looks sure to harden your arteries even as you watch it.

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