Happy Endings (aka Winter Passing)

Winter Passing Happy Endings 01 Zooey Deschanel, Ed Harris, Will Ferrel, Amelia Warner, Mary Jo Deschanel, Amy Madigan, Deirdre O'Connell

Happy Endings (aka Winter Passing): when a struggling actress is offered some quick cash for her famous mother and father’s early love letters, she goes back home to weigh up her choices. First-off, this is Ms Deschanel being quirky and indie to the max: the movie opens with her singing at the 2 minute mark, and playing the piano within 15 mins so be prepared for full-on mopey, morose and tedious Zooey. It’s not just her though, every character is defined by their quirks and eccentricities, which makes them all memorable, but annoyingly the film ends up containing more randomness than a green flamingo in a roller-skate carrying a backpack full of iguana-flavoured blancmange. Don’t be fooled though, there’s some good moments of acting in here, particularly Ed Harris and Will Ferrel, who both go beyond their stereotyping and comfort zones. If you love a bit of shoe-gazing solemn quirkiness this will be right up your trendy street.

Score: 5/10

Winter Passing Happy Endings Zooey Deschanel, Ed Harris, Will Ferrel, Amelia Warner, Mary Jo Deschanel, Amy Madigan, Deirdre O'Connell

Cheer up goth!

  1. Sadly, I think this might be up my street! Haha. Sorry but I love Zooey Deschanel!


    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      Just don’t get it with her – although there’s more of her than most films. And she is in the 6th gear of quirkiness!


  2. I’ve never heard of this one. I like the cast a lot. Too bad it didn’t get a higher rating.


    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      Wouldn’t say “totally avoid”, but knowing what you like – probably not your cup o’ tea.


  3. jdym00 said:

    Never heard of it either but I’m definitely going to give it a shot now!
    I really love your site– would you mind exchanging blogroll links with my film site? It’s http://www.jarwatchesfilms2.com where I review every movie I’ve seen for the first time in 2014. We even use similar site layouts!


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