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Spinning into Butter
Spinning into Butter
Actors: Beau Bridges, Becky Ann Baker, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Rebhorn, Miranda Richardson
Director: Mark Brokaw
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2009     1hr 29min

A vicious hate crime at an elite New England college thrusts the new dean of students into the investigation. When charged with maintaining order on campus, she is forced to examine her own feelings about race. Based on t...  more »

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Actors: Beau Bridges, Becky Ann Baker, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Rebhorn, Miranda Richardson
Director: Mark Brokaw
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Screen Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/09/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 6
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 6/1/2013...
A little bit of promotion could have helped this fine film! The subject matter never seems to just go away because prejudice never dies away. Acting is great in this well written little movie based on a play. Mykelti (Michael T) Williamson and Sarah Jessica Parker come so close to pairing up (I was wishing they would!) This one is well worth watching and it will make you think.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 4/15/2012...
There's quite a bit of controversy in this movie. Sarah Jessica Parker does a great job of acting.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

I'm Impressed
G. Jennings | Outside | 11/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I had never heard of this story, nor did I know it was originally a play by Rebecca Gilman. I saw the DVD in the video store with Sarah Jessica Parker on the front cover.

The movie does keep a bit of a play atmosphere, and the topics are spot on. Prepare to be provoked and get buttons pushed. I thought it was a refreshingly blunt piece - better than "Crash" - in my opinion, and the story is engaging. None of that abstract hidden agenda stuff. It gets right to the point and drags the issue out into the open.

Basic plot: a hate crime is committed at a New England college which sends the school into media chaos and causes the Dean of Students (Sarah Jessica Parker) to have to deal with her own issues of race.

Sarah Jessica does a pretty decent job in this, and so does Mykelti Williamson. Their on screen chemistry is great."