Hanging Up
Hanging Up (2000)

Diane Keaton directed and starred in this comedy/drama about a family brought together by potential tragedy. In her mid-40s, Eve (Meg Ryan) minds her house, runs a business organizing parties and events for others, and looks after her… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 18, 2000
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2000
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 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.

Emanuel Levy

Three of Hollywood's most beautiful and talented actresses, Ryan, Keaton, and Kudrow, are totally wasted in this shamelessly sappy meller that bears the schmaltzy sensibility of Nora Ephorn, its inept producer and co-scripter even though Keaton is helmer

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

The only possible excuse for the new film Hanging Up has to be that it looked great in a deal memo.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A real shame that this isn't a good movie.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A smug, self-serving, charmless exercise in niche-marketed sentiment.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A decent, often entertaining yet ultimately disappointing film.

Michael Dequina

A sappy, overly familiar enterprise.

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Robert Horton

Rarely comes to life.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Too scattered and insubstantial to be as funny and moving as it could have been.

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The story bungles ahead pointlessly, mixing melodrama and self-help book affirmations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Actually liked this much more watching it now than I did when I first saw it (at the cinema in my 20's). I liked it enough to buy the dvd, but never… More
Film Crazy
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!
Spencer S.
Hanging Up is a film about three sisters, very, very different from one another, who are unfortunately pulled together by their father, an alcoholic… More
Candy Rose
Movie about three different sisters.
Kevin M. Williams
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… More
Dean McKenna
Fantastic and hilarious comedy of three sisters who always has lengthy phone conversation about their cranky father. I really love Meg Ryan's humour and… More