The Hanging Garden


The Hanging Garden

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Total Count: 16


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User Ratings: 1,667
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A troubled homosexual man returns to his super-dysfunctional family in Nova Scotia to attend the wedding of his foul-mouthed sister and his former friend. This challenging film is filled with paradoxes that render it simultaneously arty and gritty, surreal and all too real.

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Chris Leavins
as Sweet William
Kerry Fox
as Rosemary
Sarah Polley
as Teen Rosemary
Peter MacNeill
as Whiskey Mac
Troy Veinotte
as Teen Sweet William
Heather Rankin
as Black-Eyed Susan
Martha Irving
as Dusty Miller
Renee Penney
as Grace the Nun
Ian Parsons
as Little Sweet William
Mark Austin
as Preacher
Jim Faraday
as Mr. MacDougal
Tom Chamber
as Police Officer
Tom Chambers
as Police Officer
Michael Weir
as Police Officer
as Old Peat
as Young Peat
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Critic Reviews for The Hanging Garden

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

Audience Reviews for The Hanging Garden

  • Jan 28, 2011
    This one is from the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival list I have. Not a bad film just a little hard to understand, maybe someone who smoke's a bag of refer might understand it better. This movie was from the Perspective Canada portion of the film festival which I take to mean was filmed in Canada. A young man returns home to his sisters wedding after being gone for 10 years, and talk about a dysfunctional family, no matter how f up your family may be these guys will beat them hands down. The wedding seemed like something out of Alabama and not Nova Scotia, didn't know they had rednecks up there. Anyway no one warned me in any review but I will warn you, Gay Theme throughout. Overall hard for me to understand. 2 stars.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 08, 2010
    A good film, if you can get past the "made for tv" feel. A very interesting concept that just doesnt feel like it was fully developed / executed.
    Robert C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2010
    A charming film. Thom Fitzgerald needs to re-visit us again soon me thinks. A Canadian classic.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2007
    Dreary homecoming movie with a gay man revisiting his childhood pain at "The Hanging Garden". It's somewhat interesting.
    Lafe F Super Reviewer

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