Picks and Pans Review: Also Playing Sarah Jessica Gets Serious

updated 04/06/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/06/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>SPINNING INTO BUTTER Sarah Jessica Parker swaps her Sex and the City Manolos for sensible shoes in this lightweight, surface-scratching drama about a college dean coping with the aftermath of a racial incident on campus. Left with little assistance from first-time director Mark Brokaw, Parker tries valiantly but simply seems in over her brunette head. (R)

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