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Winter Passing (2005)

Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has... See full summary »

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Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that an ex-grad student and a would-be musician have moved in with her father, who cares more about his new friends than he does about his own health and well-being. Written by IMDb Editors

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Sometimes you go looking for something you want. . . and find what you need.

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Rated R for language, some drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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15 June 2006 (Portugal)  »

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Au fil de l'hiver  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$35,813 (USA) (17 February 2006)

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$101,228 (USA) (7 April 2006)
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In The Right Stuff (1983), Mary Jo Deschanel played Ed Harris's wife. In "Winter Passing", Zooey Deschanel, Mary Jo Deschanel's daughter, plays Ed Harris's daughter. See more »

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When Reese goes in to talk to Don when he's typing, right before she says something he pushes the typewriter back for a new line. After they finish talking, he pushes the typewriter back for a new line again. See more »

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Reese Holdin: Shelley!
Shelley: Yeah?
Reese Holdin: How old are you, anyway?
Shelley: 23. Why?
Reese Holdin: Just wanted to do the math, in case you're fucking my father.
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Referenced in The Daily Show: Ed Harris (2006) See more »

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De-Da Dementia
(2003)
Written by Bill Taylor, Ryan Richardson, Clarque Johnson,
Kenneth Stephenson and Paul Finn
Performed by Kingsbury Manx
Courtesy of Overcoat Recordings
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Well defined characters make you end up wanting more depth in the end
14 May 2006 | by (SoFla, UsA) – See all my reviews

Winter Passing introduces a few great characters inside of an interesting family reconciliation plot, but fails to deliver with the results. Deschanel does a great job anchoring the film's emotional context as the very multidimensional, seemingly jaded Reese and the always dependable Ed Harris does more with one eye then many actors can emote during an impassioned speech. Will Ferrell however, despite being the go-to comedic relief in a very somber film, simply cannot disappear outside of himself enough as an actor to ever truly play a character other then his endless Saturday night live variations, and to me his awareness almost condescends the film's emotional impact. Nevertheless, the film will have you engaged in the offbeat family situation we are thrust into, only to have it become tied up way too neatly and quickly at the end. This lack of a thought out finale will make the emotional attachments made throughout the film with the main characters not as hard hitting as the movie perhaps intended, but still delivers a pretty solid, if a little unfulfilled, drama.


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