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Winter Solstice (I) (2004)

R  |   |  Drama  |  24 November 2005 (Australia)
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In this suburban drama, a widower (played by Anthony LaPaglia) confronts his older son's (played by Aaron Stanford) decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jim Winters
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Gabe Winters
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Pete Winters
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Molly Ripkin
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Stacey
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Robbie (as Brendan Sexton)
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Mr. Bricker
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Steve
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Bill Brennan
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Tim
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Chris Bender
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Mrs. Burton (as Kathleen Kelly)
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History Teacher
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Bob
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Math Teacher
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Landscape gardener Jim Winters is a quiet craftsman, a soft-spoken man who prefers an orderly life. His family, however, is anything but orderly. Older son Gabe is planning his escape to Florida, leaving behind any shot at a stable future with his girlfriend. Younger son Pete has retreated into a private world of anger, drift and disappointment. Jim struggles watching his sons make choices he views as disastrous compromises. It is only when he meets his new neighbor, Molly, that Jim finds a way to deal with his own life and his family's future. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A Guerra dos Winters  »

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$20,393 (USA) (8 April 2005)

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$319,228 (USA) (8 July 2005)
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When Jim puts a box in the truck, we see him sit it on top of other items and it sticks up too high to be able to shut the hatch but immediately we switch camera angle, and she slams the hatch shut. See more »

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Sunset Soon Forgotten
Written by Sam Beam
Performed by Iron & Wine (as Iron and Wine)
Published by Sam Beam (BMI)
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Passionate acting with great restraint
24 September 2004 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I went to see Winter Solstice in the Vancouver Film Festival this evening and was very surprised at the subtlety and restraint used by the director to ensure the film was emotional with over acting. It is a very peaceful film that explores the parents view of children leaving home as opposed to the child's view. A tremendous cast and great performances from Anthony LaPaglia and Mark Webber. Also a brief appearance from Ron Livingston in which he always has a way stealing scenes as the most likable guy in a room.

Very impressive little film with beautiful scenery of New Jersey, tremendous cast and an appealing change to cinema that is more than overwhelmed with actors who love to hear themselves speak.


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