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Winter Passing (2005)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Reese Holden
... Director
... Leontes
... Deirdre
... Ruth
... Lori Lansky
... Ray
... Bartender
... Rob
Laurie Kennedy ... Nun
... Corbit
... Don Holden
... Mary
... Shelly
... Brian
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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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$28,091, 17 February 2006, Limited Release

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$101,228, 9 April 2006
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The song that Corbit (Will Ferrell) sings at the open mike night is "I Can't Tell You Why" by The Eagles. See more »

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The end credits list the family name for Don and Reese as being "Holden", however, on the title/cover page for "Golf", the new manuscript for the book by Don, the name is typed as "Holdin." Also, on the cover of the book which Don sent to Reese on her opening night the author's name is spelled "Holdin." 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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My Only Friend
(1999) (as Deadsy)
Written by Stephin Merritt
Performed by Elijah Allman (as Elijah Blue), Alec Puro and Renn Hawkey
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Enjoyable, if a little slight
23 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This would have made a great short film, and I don't mean that as an insult.

The idea of the plot is an interesting one, but didn't seem to hold my attention for the whole film, although the festival audience didn't seem to mind that much.

Adam Rapp is off to a good start as a director, it seems he hasn't done much, but I look forward to his next film. His work with the actors was marvelous, and the camera placement wonderful too. It's just that the story seemed a little, well, difficult to swallow. There's no missing the Salinger connection, and it seems as if every cliché about his life is crammed in here.

And as much as I love Will Farrell, his genius for comedy was somewhat of a distraction- it's just hard to believe him in this role. A solid actor without a public persona would have helped me stay in the story.

But overall, an enjoyable ride.


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