WriterRebecca Gilman, Doug Atchinson Release dateJuly 16, 2008 (2008-07-16) (Australia)
March 2009 (2009-03) (United States) CastSarah Jessica Parker (Sarah Daniels), Miranda Richardson (Dean Catherine Kenney), Victor Rasuk (Patrick Chibas), Jake M. Smith (Jason) Similar moviesThe Human Stain (2003), White Mans Burden (1995), The Well (1951), Nothing But a Man (1964), Higher Learning (1995)
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Spinning Into Butter is a 2008 drama film written by Rebecca Gilman and loosely based on her play of the same title. It was directed by first-time director Mark Brokaw and produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, who also stars in the film. Spinning Into Butter was sold for distribution Cannes Film Market on May 17, 2007 and opened in the U.S. in March, 2009. The film concerns political correctness and racial identity.
When a New England liberal arts college experiences a hate crime against one of its few black students, the school's dean of students (Parker) must respond publicly to the incident while privately confronting her own latent racism and prejudice.
Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Daniels
Miranda Richardson as Catherine Kenney
Beau Bridges as Burton Strauss
Paul James as Simon Brick
Mykelti Williamson as Aaron Carmicheal
Victor Rasuk as Patrick Chibas
As of March 2010, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 16% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 31 reviews with an average score of 3.6/10. The site's consensus of reviews was:
"Both leaden and stilted, Spinning Into Butter is an unsubtle drama with stagy direction and lackluster dialogue."