Winter Passing
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Money and emotions lead to a difficult reunion between a father and daughter in this drama. Reese Holden (Zooey Deschanel) is a struggling stage actress in New York City whose life has become an uphill struggle -- her career isn't giving her satisfaction, her relationship with would-be rock star Ray (Dallas Roberts) is stuck in neutral, an affair with her friend Rob (Robert Beitzel) brings no excitement, and her colleague Deirdre (Deirdre O'Connell) simply doesn't understand her problems. Reese is also short on money, which is why she's willing to listen to a proposal from a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Midway through, Rapp loses momentum, failing to hone in on just what kind of movie he wants to make, and Winter Passing languishes in that no-man's land between tiny, meandering, indie drama and plotted, pointed family melodrama."
‑ Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune
"This is the kind of movie routinely dismissed as too slow and quiet by those who don't know it is more exciting to listen than to hear."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"While Deschanel is the reason to see Winter Passing, her support is nearly impeccable in keeping it from being a one-woman show."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
"Performances keep the film afloat and focused whenever it threatens to drift."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"A film that feels like it will take forever to pass."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"This flawed drama about a self-destructive young actress and her reclusive novelist father has its rewards, mainly in some good performances."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's a disturbing movie, particularly the first half, and one not easily digested."
‑ Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News
"A cold, hard work inhabited by tortured or incidental characters who embody an interior journey that is neither entertaining nor cathartic."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Unfortunately, this too-dour film can't decide whether it wants to be a comedy or a drama. As a result, it doesn't really work as either."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"What's real and true about Winter Passing is the relationship between Don and Reese, the father and daughter who wear their damaged dynamic on their sleeves for all to see."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"There are intriguing actors and ideas here, but only occasionally do they combine with convincing force."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Winter Passing is one dull, extended encounter session among hackneyed characters."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A strangely moving experience."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"The comic moments fall flat while the serious stuff often is unintentionally funny."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Winter Passing's quirky elements and light comedic touches fail to save it from its dark and lumbering premise."
‑ Karl Rozemeyer, Premiere Magazine
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