Winter Passing Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Winter Passing the Movie

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Reese (Deschanel) is a disillusioned actress living an empty life in New York, trying not to acknowledge the fact that her mother has recently died and she hasn't seen her father, a reclusive, alcoholic, once-famous novelist, in years. Motivated by an editor's (Madigan) offer of big money for potential love letters written by her parents long ago, Reese reluctantly returns to Michigan to reconnect with her mislaid father. Upon her arrival she's greeted by Corbit (Ferrell), her father's spaced-out caretaker, and Shelly (Warner), who handles her father's business matters. Dancing between humor and affection, the characters all carefully paint a portrait of loneliness and awakening. However, that dance is often a little too slow. Inspired performances, especially in Ferrell's wise restraint.


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Available on DVD
Running time 98 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Family Drama, Family Reunions, Writers, New York, New York, Cold Spots, On the Rocks
Adam Rapp
Zooey Deschanel, Ed Harris, Will Ferrell, Amelia Warner, Amy Madigan, Dallas Roberts, Deirdre O'Connell, Robert Beitzel
Terry Stacey
Adam Rapp
John Kimbrough, John Kimbrough
Noah Vivekanand Timan, Meg Reticker, Lucio Seixas, Victoria Farrell, David Korins
Jennifer Dana, David Koplan, Focus Features, Stratus Film Co., Laura Bickford, Mint Pictures, Yari Film Group

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