The Hanging Garden Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Hanging Garden the Movie

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Bizarre family drama mixes the matter-of-fact and the surreal. Gay 25-year-old Sweet William (Leavins) returns to his rural Nova Scotia home and family after a 10-year absence for the marriage of his sister, Rosemary (Fox). The reunion brings up lots of painful memories and flashes back to the 15-year-old Sweet William (Veinotte), when he was emotionally and physically abused by his psycho father Whiskey Mac (MacNeill). After more crises, the teen hangs himself from a backyard tree. Oh yes, everyone in the present can still see the teen's ghost hanging there, including the adult William. You figure it out.


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Available on VHS
Running time 91 minutes.
Originally from Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Family Ties, Suicide, Wedding Hell, Flashback, Teen Angst, Child Abuse, Gays
Thom Fitzgerald
Chris Leavins, Peter MacNeill, Kerry Fox, Seana McKenna, Troy Veinotte, Sarah Polley, Christine Dunsworth, Joel S. Keller, Joan Orenstein
Daniel Jobin
Thom Fitzgerald
Louise Garfield, Arnie Gelbart, Goldwyn Entertainment Company


Genie 1997: Screenplay, Support. Actor (MacNeill), Support. Actress (McKenna); Toronto-City 1997: Canadian Feature Film.

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