Hanging Up 2000

Hanging Up

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Though the screenplay and the novel it's based on were both written by the same person, critics say Hanging Up is an unsuccessful adaptation. The acting is praised as solid, but is ultimately unable to save the film.

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Three sisters (Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow) do what they do best with life, love, and lunacy on the telephone lines that bind- when their father (Walter Matthau) is admitted to a Los Angeles Hospital. After years of wild living, intermittent affection, and constant phoning, he is finally threatening to die.

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  • Nov 05, 2011
    Hanging Up is a film about three sisters, very, very different from one another, who are unfortunately pulled together by their father, an alcoholic Alzheimer's patient who's wife left him and the family and has never recovered. It's taut, depressing, and harried throughout, mostly lending to the fact that this is clearly all about Meg Ryan. The other two sisters are background noise in this movie, every problem, every little thing that needs encapsulating being about Ryan. Keaton directed and co-starred in this as the older sister who never gives credit where it's due, and typically can't be reached. This character is so bothersome to me and unneeded throughout, that her presence in any scene feels contemptuous. Kudrow is the other mess of a sister, who is eccentric and naive, and also need not be in this film. If it had focused solely on the relationship between Ryan's character and her father (portrayed by the still lucid and very talented Walter Matthau) it would have been more poignant and made a bit more sense. What really irked me was that her mother doesn't want anything to do with her, so leaves this family to ruin, and barely anything is really explained about their relationship. If that had been better cultivated, it would have been very moving and harrowing. Instead we're stuck with this maudlin, overworked plot that just keeps going into flashbacks that are supposed to reveal these big events in time, but are actually just flavorless frosting on an already bothersome cake. Neither is it funny, nor dramatic, nor a good movie for Ryan, who also made the unfortunate films Kate and Leopold and Addicted to Love in that decade. It's just not worth it in any way, shape, or form.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2011
    Three grown up sisters face the impending demise of their father in this Keaton directed, Ephron scripted chick flick about facing mortality. It means well but often is strained and labored.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 29, 2009
    I didn't care much for this movie. It was okay... I mean, there were funny parts and emotional parts, and I like Meg Ryan, but I really don't care for Diane Keaton, and I don't think I've ever seen a movie that I liked with her in it.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2008
    i liked it it was funny and sweet and showed how three completely different sisters fnally find themselves its really good and worth a watch!
    Film C Super Reviewer

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