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Spinning Into Butter (2007)

R | | Drama | 27 March 2009 (USA)
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A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.

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Mark Brokaw

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Doug Atchison, Rebecca Gilman (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Sarah Daniels
Miranda Richardson ... Dean Catherine Kenney
Victor Rasuk ... Patrick Chibas
Jake M. Smith ... Jason
Becky Ann Baker ... Ruby
Daniel Eric Gold ... Nathan
Richard Riehle ... Paul Meyers
Paul James ... Simon Brick
Beau Bridges ... Dean Burton Strauss
Peter Friedman ... Jay Salter
Jessi Campbell Jessi Campbell ... Lindsey
Emma Myles ... Anika
Enver Gjokaj ... Greg Sullivan
DeWanda Wise ... Claudia Thompson
Jimonn Cole Jimonn Cole ... Tyler Hogan
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Storyline

Sarah Daniels taught in a Lancaster school and developed deep prejudice against minorities, especially blacks. She decided to re-locate to Belmont, Vermont with the hopes that it will be 'all white', and gets hired in Belmont College. She does not disclose her past to anyone, but when an African-American student, Simon Brick, becomes the victim of hate crime, she soon realizes that not only will her past return to haunt her, she will be expected to be the liaison person for the minorities, as well as be asked to prepare a 10-point bullet-ed list to resolve racism. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Nothing is as simple as black and white. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Crime Racial See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,534, 29 March 2009

Gross USA:

$8,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,064
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Dolby

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Color
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References The Invisible Man (1933) See more »

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silly storyline, waste of time
20 December 2008 | by cabloSee all my reviews

Nah, didn't like this one at all. Political correctness on campus is the subject. There was some decent moments but there were many more ridiculous ones.The guy that is gonna be given a 10,000 dollar scholarship comes to mind. The scholarship is especially for minorities, and hes practically already been given it but he's got to write in his ethnicity on the form - he says 'new yorican' or something like that. Teacher says write hispanic or Porto rican. He doesn't want to. She talks him into it - I mean, come on man, you're gonna get 10 grand - Anyway, he agrees on Porto rican...But then he comes back again and again with the same problem - wants his ethnicity to be written as new yorican. The scene seemed ridiculous the first time... but to have the same scene come up 2 more times made me want to cry.

I didn't feel anything for any of the characters - Bad script, bad acting - All a bunch of cardboard cut outs. On the whole, a poor film, poor plot.Only watch if there's eff all else on the box.


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