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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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During the first scene that takes place in Reese's apartment, after she slams her hand in the drawer you can see a guy holding a light up in the mirror beside the big window. See more »

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Reese Holdin: For some reason I imagine you as an only child growing up in some vast, impenetrable mansion with turrets, Daddy modeling perpetual tennis wear, Mum playing badminton and having biscuits and tea on the front lawn. Why don't you go back to Narnia or wherever the fuck you're from and leave my dad alone?
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References Cops (1989) See more »

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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
(pub. 1881)
Traditional
Written by H.J. Fuller (uncredited)
Performed by Zooey Deschanel
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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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