Spinning Into Butter

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You can’t blame Sarah Jessica Parker for wanting to get away from her usual Manolo Blahnik–wearing roles, but Spinning Into Butter, based on the 1999 play by Rebecca Gilman, was a rotten choice. Sarah (Parker) is a dowdy dean at a liberal arts college in Vermont, whose campus is shaken by racist attacks. Enrolling in American History X isn’t an option; characters are reduced to cultural stereotypes, a bunch of bigoted WASPs frightened by scary African-Americans. The film feels like a smug pat on the back from one of the same pesky white liberals it attempts to deride.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday March 27 2009
Duration: 86 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mark Brokaw
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker
Beau Bridges
Miranda Richardson
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