Spinning into Butter (film)
|Spinning Into Butter|
Promotional film poster
|Directed by||Mark Brokaw|
|Produced by||Roger Howe
Sarah Jessica Parker
|Written by||Rebecca Gilman
|Starring||Sarah Jessica Parker
|Distributed by||Screen Media Films|
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."
- "Spinning Into Butter (2009) ! Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
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