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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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Diane Keaton

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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 Mozell Marks
Diane Keaton ... Georgia Mozell
Lisa Kudrow ... Maddy Mozell
Walter Matthau ... Lou Mozell
Adam Arkin ... Joe Marks
Shaun Duke ... Dr. Omar Kunundar (as Duke Moosekian)
Ann Bortolotti Ann Bortolotti ... Ogmed Kunundar
Cloris Leachman ... Pat Mozell
Maree Cheatham ... Angie
Myndy Crist ... Dr. Kelly
Libby Hudson Lydecker ... Libby (as Libby Hudson)
Jesse James ... Jesse Marks
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

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Taglines:

Every family has a few hang-ups.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No nos dejes colgadas See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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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

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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Referenced in The Making of 'Hanging Up' (2000) See more »

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Train In Vain
Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones
Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of Arista Revords, Inc.
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Crank Call
5 February 2007 | by inspectors71See all my reviews

Telemarketer irritation--that's the feeling I had when I watched Hanging Up, an almost cartoonishly clichéd "woman's movie." Diane Keaton's direction of this mess is so incompetent that I hope she never stands behind a camera again. The movie fails on every level--it bored my wife and daughter (and it's only because I'm anal about finishing movies that I sat through 95 minutes of Hell; they went to bed).

This was Walter Matthau's last movie, and it hurts to see such a premiere talent being wasted (although his toupee looks as if it could live on). Meg Ryan appears to have lost weight for Hanging Up (if that's possible) and seems to be carrying the mass of the world on her shoulders, physically dissipating in front of our eyes while wearing one paper-thin muscle shirt after another. Looking scrawny and bra-less isn't appealing to anyone.

Okay, enough for the nastiness. This really is a waste of film stock. Whatever BIG messages it has about sibling rivalry and familial relationships and keeping your accident from your insurance company are lost in Keaton's attempt to play cute and/or sweet (the dog and the pill; the Iranian mom).

The movie's called Hanging Up. My suggestion is to take the phone off the hook before the opening credits.


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