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Hanging Up (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 18 February 2000 (USA)
A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.

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Joe Marks
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Dr. Omar Kunundar (as Duke Moosekian)
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Ogmed Kunundar
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Pat Mozell
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Angie
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Dr. Kelly
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Libby (as Libby Hudson)
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Jesse Marks
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Esther
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Madge Turner
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Storyline

Georgia Mozell, Eve Marks and Maddy Mozell are adult sisters. Georgia is the editor of her own wildly successful self-titled women's magazine. She strives for publicity at any cost. Party planner Eve is the mother hen of the group, not only of her own family, but also of her siblings and father as their mother, Pat, not only emotionally left their father when they divorced, but her daughters as well. And Maddy is a vacuous soap opera actress who has always struggled for her own identity. Despite being as busy with her own life as the others, Eve is the only one of the three who deals with the long term hospitalization of their cantankerous seventy-nine year old father, Lou Mozell, when he enters the early stages of dementia, and the associated outcomes of that hospitalization. Eve's caring for Lou is despite an especially hurtful incident with him seven years earlier. As the emotional aspect of looking after Lou becomes more and more stressful, Eve has to figure out how to maintain ... Written by Huggo

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Every family has a few hang-ups.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and some sex-related material | See all certifications »

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18 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No nos dejes colgadas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,567,978, 18 February 2000

Gross USA:

$36,050,230

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,829,814
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Trivia

This is the 2nd movie Meg Ryan and Walter Matthau starred in together. The first was I.Q. in 1994. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie Meg Ryan's character is trying to recall the name of an actress. She describes the actress as stocky with short blonde hair. At the end, right before he dies, their father says it's June Allyson. More likely it was June Lockhart. June Allyson was famously tiny with red hair. See more »

Quotes

Maddy Mozell: You always ignore me! ever since i was 7 years old for Halloween and i dressed up as a carrot and you two snuck off without me. I'm just as much a part of this family as either of you... AND I WANNA FIGHT!
Eve Mozell MarksGeorgia Mozell: FINE!
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Happy Birthday To You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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great!!
10 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

i thought this movie was an amazing drama. it expressed what it's like to deal with the struggles of everyday life and also other difficult obstacles. this movie was one of the ONLY movies i have ever seen to truly express relationships between sisters. i loved it. i also thought it was creative because it wasn't OVERLY dramatic to the point where you lose touch with the reality of the situation. it just seemed like real sisters, with a real father, living real lives and i love that. i think the cast was amazing and they made some of the situations comical, but they didn't throw it in your face. this movie made me think, it made me cry, and it made me appreciate my sisters. i loved it.


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