The Hanging Garden
The Hanging Garden (1998)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 15, 1998
DVD 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

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: 73% 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.