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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:

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Performer: , , , &
Directed by
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Executive Production by , , &

Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 362
This movie would've been bad in 1983, but at least it would've been original.
At the Movies
Mar 30, 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
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Spinning Into Butter is the perfect example of a movie taking an interesting premise and, through incompetence of acting, writing and directing, turning it into an unwatchable mess. Full Review
Washington Times
Aug 30, 2009
Rating: C+ -- The biggest lesson from Spinning Into Butter has nothing to do with the ethics of race and more with realizing that every hit play doesn't need to be turned into a movie. Full Review
Dallas Morning News
Apr 17, 2009
Crash was a master class in subtlety compared to Spinning Into Butter.
Washington City Paper
Mar 28, 2009
Rating: 1.5/4 -- The material is crying out for a satiric wit or at least a stronger point of view. Instead, it's a mishmash in which everyone gets to say his piece, but all of it has been said before. Full Review
New York Post
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

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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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 57,014
  • UPC: 025192023736
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