EVERY FAMILY HAS A FEW HANG-UPS.
A father (Walter Matthau) on the verge of dying – that end of a chapter becomes an emotional time for his three daughters (Diane Keaton, Lisa Kudrow, Meg Ryan) who spend half their lives on the phone. Matthau’s final film is a dog, but he’s not to blame. The Ephron sisters used their own father as inspiration, but the results are messy and the phone calls become a nuisance. The three stars are louder than an action movie and the whole thing ends with a silly food fight. A shame.
2000-U.S. 94 min. Color. Directed by Diane Keaton. Screenplay: Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron. Novel: Delia Ephron. Cast: Meg Ryan (Eve Marks), Diane Keaton (Georgia Mozell), Lisa Kudrow (Maddy Mozell), Walter Matthau (Lou Mozell), Adam Arkin, Duke Moosekian… Cloris Leachman.