Just OK....Maybe the screenplay F. Scott Fitzgerald never wrote?
Reviewed by KHL for Winter Passing at 2009-02-05 12:31:27
This movie, kind of like Lars and the Real Girl, blends drama with moments of comedy, and the overall effect is confusing and ultimately disappointing. Ed Harris and Zooey Deschanel are good in their respective screwed-up father-daughter roles, but the story is kind of plodding. This could have been more of a truly searing drama, if they hadn't interjected Will Ferrell's role as the goofy, weirdo man-servant to Ed Harris, who dropped out of a Christian rock band because they 'were going too ska'...!
The story is reminiscent of a sad F. Scott Fitzgerald story in many ways.