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Hanging Up (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 18 February 2000 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Marks
Dr. Omar Kunundar (as Duke Moosekian)
Ann Bortolotti ...
Ogmed Kunundar
Pat Mozell
Dr. Kelly
Libby (as Libby Hudson)
Jesse Marks
Madge Turner


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Every family has a few hang-ups.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No nos dejes colgadas  »


Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,567,978, 18 February 2000

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The house is the same one from The Fast and the Furious (2001) See more »


After Eve replaces the flowers in the vase, she is shown again removing the flowers from the vase. After that she is shown replacing the flowers several more times. See more »


Nurse at Mesh Window: [to Lou] I think it's time for you to go to bed.
Lou Mozell: [begrudgingly] *NOT* with you!
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Referenced in Witchouse (1999) See more »


Georgia On My Mind
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Stuart Gorrell
Produced and Performed by Steve Tyrell
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Bumpy comedy-drama with insufficient changes in tone
4 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

The best scene in this Diane Keaton-directed film has drunken dad Walter Matthau showing up at a kid's birthday party bellowing and vulgar, but it doesn't belong in a comedy. It's more like something out of "Shoot The Moon", which Keaton starred in, and would fit much better in a film with a darker tone. "Hanging Up" wobbles around in search of appropriate emotions, but Keaton just can't get a consistent rhythm going. Her performance as the eldest of three unhappy sisters is also wan (she's winging it), however Meg Ryan as the middle sister has some fabulous moments: she hugs a coffee machine, she tries to convince her husband that driving a wrecked truck is going to work for her, she tells off her father but cries because she loves him. This is a performance well worth watching, but the picture definitely needed a director with a tighter grip on the reins. **1/2 from ****

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