The Delia Ephron movie Hanging Up didn’t make much money at the box office, but the sets made a big impression — especially the Spanish-style bungalow Meg Ryan’s character lived in.
The movie was based on Delia Ephron’s novel Hanging Up. She wrote the screenplay and Diane Keaton directed it.
The story revolves around Eve, who is stuck with the job of taking care of their ailing, alcoholic, “uproar-man” of a father (Walter Matthau in his final role). Her sisters are too preoccupied with their own lives to be much help.
The most memorable room in the house was Eve’s kitchen:
When the movie came out in 2000, open shelves were still kind of a radical idea in kitchen design. I have a feeling this sold a lot of people on it!
There’s a fabulous windowseat in the kitchen, too:
In the final scene, the sisters bond by having a ludicrous flour fight. I had to roll my eyes at that one. I don’t know any woman who would think it was fun to have flour dumped all over her kitchen in the middle of making Thanksgiving dinner.
The camera pulls back out of the kitchen and we see that Eve has gone all out in decorating for fall:
It looks like they filmed the movie inside a real house. The production notes state that it was filmed entirely in California–mostly in Beverly Hills and Pasadena–so I guess that narrows it down. If anyone has any info, fill us in!
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