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Winter Solstice

This sad but sweet suburban drama finds a lonely widower (Anthony LaPaglia) struggling to deal with his older son's leaving home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior. The film isn't particularly plot-driven, but spends enough time with its trio of broken-hearted men to generate some honest sympathy. First-time writer/director Josh Sternfeld could have tried a little harder to give us some visual moments to cling to (everybody spends a lot of time being quiet and emotionally repressed), but the effort is sincere. 95 minutes R.