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, and when Bob won't protest, she decides to enter herself. In the county contest, she's up against African-American foster child Destiny and Brooke, a prostitute Bob hasn't paid. When things don't go Laura's way, she enlists the help of old boyfriend Boyd. Also involved as things heat up at the state fair are Laura's stepdaughter and Destiny's foster parents. are in the mix as things heat up at the state fair.
There's going to be a meltdown.
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Did You Know?
In the scene where Laura and Bob talk in the Pickler family carving cooler, the butter sculpture of a man pointing, in the background is a replica of the statue of Green Bay Packers legendary coach Vince Lombardi, that is outside the atrium entrance to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. See more
You cannot handle butter sculptures with your bare hands - that's the temperature at which it melts. 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-fashioned 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.
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Features Deal or No Deal
Winds of Change
Written by Michael Fitzpatrick
and Chris Seefried
Performed by Fitz and The Tantrums
Courtesy of Dangerbird Records See more
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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