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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.

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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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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$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

Right after Reese kisses Corbit and he falls into the chair, his right-handed guitar is positioned correctly for left-handed playing. When the camera cuts back, the guitar is flipped and the strap passes over the neck of the guitar; putting it in an impossible position for left-handed playing. 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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Affliction
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Written by Adam Rapp and Walter Niedner
Performed by Bottomside
Courtesy of InterContemporary Music
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A Concise Little Gem
28 December 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See 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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