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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 the critically acclaimed play, Spinning into Butter is a compelling movie that examines the emotional fallout of prejudice within the cloistered walls of academia.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 33
- Fresh: 5
- Rotten: 28
- Average Rating: 3.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: This movie adaptation of Rebecca Gilman's play is a methodical, not to say mechanical and plodding, exploration of identity politics and language.
Rotten: Shelf mold encrusts this misshapen adaptation of Spinning Into Butter, and Rebecca Gilman's 1999 play about racism and toxic political correctness at a small Vermont college is lumpy enough as it is.
Rotten: The foils have no compunction about hurling ugly truths at each other, most of the time much too literally to work on screen.
Rotten: Every line of dialogue sounds contrived, right up to the phony-baloney twist ending.