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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

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When Reese goes in to talk to Don when he's typing, right before she says something he pushes the typewriter back for a new line. After they finish talking, he pushes the typewriter back for a new line again. See more »

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Shelley: Now trying to get a paragraph out of him is like pulling a piano out of a pond.
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References Cops (1989) See more »

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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
(pub. 1881)
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Written by H.J. Fuller (uncredited)
Performed by Zooey Deschanel
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24 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Winter Passing is remarkable for several reasons. The performances of Zooey Deschanel and Ed Harris are resonant and moving. The look and the music of the film are quite lovely and evoke a hurt, longing that works well with the theme of the film. And finally, the story itself is remarkable for anyone who's familiar with the life and enigma of the writer J.D. Salinger. For anyone who has read his daughter, Margaret Salinger's wonderful memoir, "Dream Catcher," the film will play like a thinly veiled reference to her life with the highly lauded and tragically flawed father who is a legend and inspiration to generations and a horror as a father.


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