Winter Passing
Winter Passing (2006)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 17, 2006
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2006
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This dour coming-of-age story has nothing to distinguish it from similarly themed indie fare.

Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Christopher Campbell

While Deschanel is the reason to see Winter Passing, her support is nearly impeccable in keeping it from being a one-woman show.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

This flawed drama about a self-destructive young actress and her reclusive novelist father has its rewards, mainly in some good performances.

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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

It's a disturbing movie, particularly the first half, and one not easily digested.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

A cold, hard work inhabited by tortured or incidental characters who embody an interior journey that is neither entertaining nor cathartic.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

There are intriguing actors and ideas here, but only occasionally do they combine with convincing force.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Winter Passing is one dull, extended encounter session among hackneyed characters.

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Scott Weinberg

A strangely moving experience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Head over heels in love with this movie. It's slower paced, it's heavy, but it's brilliant. The acting is so natural and beautifully done that… More
Ed Harris, Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Amelia Warner, Amy Madigan A dramatic comedy that charts the fractious reunion of an estranged father and daughter.… More
Jake ....
Winter Passing is so easy to fall in love with that it almost seems like there should be a catch. All the characters are delightfully off-color and messed up.… More
Luke Baldock
Winter Passing is a typical indie-darling movie. Oddball characters, quirky sense of humour, actors speaking in calm hushed voices. It works due to the talent… More
Lewis C.
Ah, another tale of a lost, disaffected young person that fruitlessly tries to fill their empty life with empty sex and drugs, and the family dynamics that led… More
Nicki Marie
This was okay. Very slow moving, and I don't think I would want to watch it again, but it was a decent story, and Zoeey Deschanel is good, as always.

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