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R| 1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Amid charges of racism, Sarah Daniels (Sarah Jessica Parker) leaves the school where she's been teaching and relocates to a small college in Vermont. There, she becomes dean without informing anyone of her past. After African-American student Simon Brick (Paul James) becomes the victim of a hate crime, Daniels must confront her attitudes about race when she's called upon to resolve the situation and come up with a plan to defuse tension at the school.

Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker , Mykelti Williamson , Beau Bridges , Miranda Richardson , James Rebhorn , Victor Rasuk , Paul James ,

Director: Mark Brokaw

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Screen Media Ventures

Spinning Into Butter (2007)

Release Date: March 27th, 2009|1 hr. 26 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though the movie trails off unsatisfyingly, it raises intriguing and candid, if unanswerable, questions about race relations and political correctness. show more

  • NA
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    If freshman film students were assigned to make a movie on race relations, this contrived attempt is probably what they'd come up with. show more

  • 20
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    What seemed sharp and pointed onstage comes across pedantically in the film, which treats its subject with a clumsy heavy-handedness. show more

  • August 27, 2012 perrinegj
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    This movie feels like an afterschool special or a film made to show to ninth grade civics classes. The acting is terrible, the dialog is stilted. I can\'t believe Sarah Jessica made this five years ago. I thought it must have b een made early in her career.

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