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Hanging Up Review

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  • 2.0

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    Generally unfavorable reviews
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  • 0

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    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    There is not one honest moment, not ONE, in Hanging Up.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    This is about Meg. Only about Meg. Meg in the Middle.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    (Matthau's) is a truly magical performance: hilarious, unguarded and deeply touching.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

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

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is some profanity and alcohol abuse. There are several sexual references, and there is a death.

  • Families can talk about the bonds of sisterhood. What is unique about the bond sisters share?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Emotional turbulence, death of parent.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Alcohol abuse, including drunken parent.