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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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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.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 June 2006 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Au fil de l'hiver  »

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Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$101,228 (USA) (7 April 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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Director's brother Anthony Rapp plays Dean, a literary student and fan of Don Holdin. See more »


When Reese first slams her hand in the drawer she clearly hits her fingers at their base. When she has lunch with Deirdre and her bruise is revealed, it's on the top of her hand. See more »


Corbit: Well, I gotta go rock. And if you see Holdin, tell him his balls are clean.
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References Cops (1989) See more »


Underground Up
Written by Mr. Complex (as Corey Roberts) and DJ Spinna (as Vincent Williams)
Performed by Mr. Complex
Courtesy of Core Records
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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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