Spinning into Butter R

Spinning into Butter
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 9, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Screen Media
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Subtitles - English SDH

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
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Director of Photography:
Executive Production by , , &

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 32


User Ratings: 362
Parker plays Sarah with a subtle gravity....The story and the subjects tackled are compelling and thought-provoking.
USA Today
Mar 27, 2009
Rating: 5/10 -- Initially compelling, but spins into a hodgepodge of contrived scenes, uneven drama and poorly developed, yet provocative issues that simmer for too long without actually coming to a boil. Full Review
NYC Movie Guru
Mar 31, 2009
Rating: 2/5 -- if you're not interested in a sermon, you'll want to skip this one Full Review
7M Pictures
Jun 15, 2009
Rating: 2/5 -- The foils have no compunction about hurling ugly truths at each other, most of the time much too literally to work on screen. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Mar 27, 2009
Crash was a master class in subtlety compared to Spinning Into Butter.
Washington City Paper
Mar 28, 2009
Rating: C- -- Painfully earnest and unrelievedly stilted and cliched, the movie is less a drama than a well-meaning but rather ridiculous diatribe. Full Review
One Guy's Opinion
Apr 17, 2009
Rating: D -- Butter makes a disastrous transition to film, aiming to salvage pertinent points on the witch's brew of racism through a filmmaking undertaking perhaps best described as "total clown shoes." Full Review
May 5, 2009

Product Description:

Sarah Jessica Parker and Mykelti Williamson star in this racial drama set in the world of academia. Playing against type, a brunette Parker taps into her serious side as Sarah Daniels, the Dean of Students at distinguished Vermont college Belmont University, who must confront her own personal views about race after a black student (Paul James) becomes the victim of hate crimes on campus. But when the administration's "politically correct" attempts to teach tolerance backfire, the campus runs rampant with prejudice once hidden but now revealed. As the student body and faculty clash, Sarah tries to bring a fresh perspective to the platform. In the process, she spends some time with a local African-American TV newsman (Williamson) who is covering the story. As the scandal unfolds, their conversation evolves, building to a breaking point in which Sarah confesses to feelings that go beyond her self-described liberal stance.

Director Mark Brokaw is ambitious in this small-scale feature, which is based on the play by Rebecca Gilman. Brokaw, who comes from a theater background, takes liberties with the script, at times veering off from Gilman's plot in surprising ways. The film tackles large themes despite its surface simplicity, and while it does not come close to answering the large questions it poses, it also reminds viewers that these questions may be unanswerable by their very nature.


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