Winter Passing (2005)

Think Garden State, but with a girl and less romance. Really, the similarities are many.

Zooey Deschanel acts her heart out as a depressed actress who faces her upbringing and her parents. Upon returning home for the first time in years, she finds her father has gone a bit loopy and has let a couple people move into the house. During her search for letters that her author father and author mother had written to each other, she begins to accept her lot and begins to live a little.

The supporting cast is terrific and the tone of the film (soundtrack, editing, and photography) really keeps it from going sideways. At some points the film slows, but the tension builds ever so slightly throughout making Winter Passing an enjoyable experience - and meaningful too. How often to we really think about the mental state of our parents when we were children?


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