|Columbia Pictures | Release Date: February 18, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
(Matthau's) is a truly magical performance: hilarious, unguarded and deeply touching.
They make a believable trio of siblings, but not even their combined wit can lift this script above the maudlin.
Imagine "King Lear" art-directed by Martha Stewart and you have Hanging Up.
A lame, glossy and disastrously misconceived film about three ditsy sisters dealing with the death of their horrible father.
Ends up being more about her hair (Meg Ryan's) than anything else.
Ryan gives her standard, likeable performance.
Meg's as cute as ever, but empty Hanging Up never connects.
This is about Meg. Only about Meg. Meg in the Middle.
So drippy it really should be hung out to dry.
Like people who compulsively giggle whenever they tell you bad news, the movie runs for cover in lame, comic shtick.
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