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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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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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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,710,411 (USA) (18 February 2000)

Gross:

$36,037,909 (USA) (26 May 2000)
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Walter Matthau's final role. In very poor health throughout filming, he was diagnosed with colon cancer for the second time in his life in November 1999. He died over seven months later, four months after the film's release. See more »

Goofs

When Eve enters her father's hospital room with flowers and Chinese food the vase with flowers is not on the table. After she shows the food the vase with flowers is on the table. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Performed by Judy Garland
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Truth hurts
16 July 2001 | by (Honolulu,Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Touchy subject matter is a slap to the face for the way many people treat their dying senile parents,thus causing the typical masses to under rate this film.Too much reality for mainstream taste.But for those few who have MATURE INTELLECT,this film truly delivers.Heartwarming and bitter at the same time,it shows us that we have to try our best to give time to our senile parents no matter how close you were in the past.It also shows us that we must also learn to cut off some things from our lives in times of stress in order to deal with priorities.We must learn to compromise and prioritise carefully to lessen regrets.Well acted and directd film despite it's lack of story.Only for fans of drama and dark comedy who understand life.....


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