The Hanging Garden
The Hanging Garden (1998)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

It would be a lot easier to dismiss The Hanging Garden if its fetishized details weren't so naked and boldly autobiographical.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

What makes The Hanging Garden so unusual is Fitzgerald's classic approach to a portrayal of family life.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The ensemble acting is quite good

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Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

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.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The director touches your heart without ever letting the story dissolve into anything approaching a tearjerker.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
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… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Dreary homecoming movie with a gay man revisiting his childhood pain at "The Hanging Garden". It's somewhat interesting.
Robert C
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.
John Ballantine
A charming film. Thom Fitzgerald needs to re-visit us again soon me thinks. A Canadian classic.
Leigh Ryan
It was alright.