The Hanging Garden
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Ten years after he disappeared from his family's life, Sweet William (Chris Leavins) returns home to Nova Scotia for his sister's wedding. Despite the fact that he's gone from a morbidly obese adolescent to a thin, handsome, self-assured young man, the reunion proves bittersweet. Although he reconnects with his loving sister Rosemary (Kerry Fox) and his Alzheimer's-afflicted grandmother Grace (Joan Orenstein), he is dismayed to learn that his parents' rocky marriage has settled into permanent animosity. He also witnesses the toll his absence has taken on his abusive,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It would be a lot easier to dismiss The Hanging Garden if its fetishized details weren't so naked and boldly autobiographical."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"What makes The Hanging Garden so unusual is Fitzgerald's classic approach to a portrayal of family life."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"The ensemble acting is quite good"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If you can clue into Fitzgerald's blend of surreality and reality in not just the same film, but the same frame, then you'll be just fine."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"The director touches your heart without ever letting the story dissolve into anything approaching a tearjerker."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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