Set in Michigan, Zooey Deschanel stars alongside Will Ferrell and Ed Harris in a quirky family drama. This was the first movie where I took notice of Deschanel. I'd seen her in Elf and Almost Famous (and some other films) but it wasn't until Winter Passing that I could put a name to her face, where her deadpan delivery really sunk in... and so began my search for all things Deschanel.
Another great thing about this film is Ferrell's scaled back performance. He plays a shy guy and his comedy is on the subtle side.