In Iowa, laid-back Bob has won the state fair's butter-carving contest 15 years running; his tightly-wound and hard-charging wife Laura sees Bob becoming governor, so when the contest organizers ask him to step aside so others can win, she's incensed; when Bob won't protest, she decides to enter herself. In the county contest, she's up against Destiny, an African-American foster child, and Brooke, a prostitute Bob hasn't paid. When things don't go Laura's way, she enlists the help of Boyd, an old boyfriend. Laura's step-daughter and Destiny's foster parents are in the mix as things heat up at the state fair. What are Destiny and Laura's destiny?
There's going to be a meltdown.
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18 October 2012 (Russia)
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Opening Weekend USA: $70,931,
7 October 2012
Gross USA: $105,018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $175,706
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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stated that Brooke, from this movie, was her favorite character she has ever played. See more
Laura's hand is shown in different places in shots when they announce her speech. See more
I believe in America. I believe we are the best. I believe we're number one. And I won't apologize for that. My husband and I are survivors. We fought tooth and nail to get where we are today. How? The old fashion way, hard work and a can-do attitude. And here in the great State of Iowa, no less, where all great battles begin. My name is Laura Dean Pickler, and this is the cut-throat story of greed, blackmail, sex, and butter.
On the Blu-ray, there are no opening credits except for the RADiUS-TWC logo and the title. See more
Written by Michael Angelakos
Performed by Passion Pit
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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