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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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novelist | musician | love | student | michigan | See more »

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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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Ein Winter in Michigan  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$101,228 (USA) (7 April 2006)
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The person posing as Reese's mother in the pictures on the wall is Zooey Deschanel's real-life mother, Mary Jo Deschanel. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 with Jon Stewart: Ed Harris (2006) See more »

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Underground Up
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Written by Mr. Complex (as Corey Roberts) and DJ Spinna (as Vincent Williams)
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A good film passing
5 May 2006 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

What a nice film! The premise is simple: Actress Reese Holden (played by Zooey Deschanel) is offered a lot of money if she can get hold of letters written to and by her late mother and father, novelist Don Holdin (played be Ed Harris). Reese hasn't seen her father for a long time; she hadn't gone to her mother's funeral. Ed Harris, performing with sensitivity and rigour (as in Pollock and The Hours)gives a fine performance as the socially maladaptive, reclusive "genius" counterpointed by s dazed, bewildered, but protective Corbit (Will Ferrell, who gives a fine performance. I've just seen him in The Producers, and physically/vocally he is *completely* different. It's a good role.) Like Pieces of April, the film works with silences, visual cues, and verbal cues intertwined. It is a film which is worth concentrating in - and Zooey Deschanel's performance as Reese Holdin is excellent. She doesn't go over the top, rather it is through a subdued range that she succeeds in winning over the audience. Don't miss this film, or let it pass you by.


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