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Winter Passing (2005)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zooey Deschanel ... Reese Holden
Darrell Larson ... Director
John Bedford Lloyd ... Leontes
Deirdre O'Connell ... Deirdre
Mandy Siegfried ... Ruth
Amy Madigan ... Lori Lansky
Dallas Roberts ... Ray
Ivan Martin ... Bartender
Robert Beitzel ... Rob
Laurie Kennedy Laurie Kennedy ... Nun
Will Ferrell ... Corbit
Ed Harris ... Don Holden
Mary Jo Deschanel ... Mary
Amelia Warner ... Shelly
Sam Bottoms ... 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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Comedy | Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2006 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Au fil de l'hiver See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,091, 17 February 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$101,228, 9 April 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The piano song played in the end of the film is "Bittersuite", composed by Zooey Deschanel. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Corbit: Well, I gotta go rock. And if you see Holdin, tell him his balls are clean.
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Referenced in The Daily Show: Ed Harris (2006) See more »

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Bittersuite
Written by Zooey Deschanel
Performed by Zooey Deschanel
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A Concise Little Gem
28 December 2007 | by wlieboldSee all my reviews

Imperfect, yes, but Winter Passing managed to involve me and charm me without overstaying its welcome. A young woman barely in control of her life returns home to her estranged father only to find that he is in even less control of his. A redefined family searching for common ground, the daughter unsure of a relationship long-strained and left to wither. Some challenges and more than a little redemption.

Adam Rapp did not over reach on any of these subplots and the performances, particularly by Deschanel and Harris, are very substantial, although Will Farrell was an interesting choice for his character. Many will probably expect him to start doing something silly, as opposed to only mildly funny.

This is one of the best "films you've never seen" that I've come across lately.

Well worth a try.


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