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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.

Director:

Diane Keaton

Writers:

Delia Ephron (book), Delia Ephron (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Ryan ... Eve
Diane Keaton ... Georgia
Lisa Kudrow ... Maddy
Walter Matthau ... Lou
Adam Arkin ... Joe
Shaun Duke ... Omar Kunundar (as Duke Moosekian)
Ann Bortolotti Ann Bortolotti ... Ogmed Kunundar
Cloris Leachman ... Pat
Maree Cheatham ... Angie
Myndy Crist ... Dr. Kelly
Libby Hudson Lydecker ... Georgia's Assistant (as Libby Hudson)
Jesse James ... Jesse
Edie McClurg ... Esther
Tracee Ellis Ross ... Kim
Celia Weston ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every family has a few hang-ups.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Lisa Kudrow is a huge fan of Diane Keaton in real life. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Alternate Versions

A flashback scene set in a New York City Chinese restaurant in the early 1990s where the sisters have a dinner with their father that ends in disaster was filmed, but ultimately cut from the final film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Mamma Mia! (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Train In Vain
Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones
Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of Arista Revords, Inc.
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Bumpy comedy-drama with insufficient changes in tone
4 September 2005 | by moonspinner55See 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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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,567,978, 20 February 2000

Gross USA:

$36,050,230

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,880,044
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1.85 : 1
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