The Hanging Garden

Synopsis: William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but during his visit home, he becomes unhinged as the newly remembered reasons for his miserable adolescence come to life in each of their presents.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Thom Fitzgerald
Production: Goldwyn Films
  21 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Are you scared?

I don't have to be scared

with you to protect me, do I?

- F*ck off! I was never like that!

- You were.

Always made me look like the stupid one.

You are the stupid one.

Give me some toilet paper.

- I can't believe Pete's still alive.

- I know. Here, hold my smoke.

It's the saddest thing. Jesus.

Been bumping his head

on the same fucking spot...

for the past two years.

Jesus, you're skinny.

I thought the measurements you told

your sister must have been all wrong...

so I got the big size.

I had no idea you'd...

You look very handsome...

Maybe a little thin, you know.

- You haven't been sick?

- I'm fit as a fiddle, Mom.

There's food. There's cold cuts

and all kinds of desserts.

I'm fine.

You have to have something.

You must be starving, after such a long trip.


So, you're my brother.

- I guess.

- You're not fat.

- No.

- Where you been?

I've been away, in the big city.

- Must keep you busy.

- It does.

- Pleasure to meet you.

- It's a pleasure to meet you, too.

What's his name?


- Anything else I should know?

- It's not funny.

I'll get you a sandwich.


- Hi, Poppy.

- Give your father a hug.

I can't believe you're here.

You're cold.

I guess I'm hot.

Why, Sweet William!

I remember you when you were only...

- this big.

- Hi, Aunt Laurel.

Where'd you leave the rest of you,

in your suitcase?

Mac, he's just beautiful.

- No thanks to you, you goddamn slut.

- Don't start with me today.

Why don't you mind your own business

and leave him alone!

You want to interfere

in someone's business...

- Poppy, it's Rosie's wedding day.

- You shut up!

You want to stick your nose

in somebody's business...

you can just take a good long suck

on my arse.

- You got it?

- You prick of misery.


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Thom Fitzgerald

Thomas "Thom" Fitzgerald (born July 8, 1968) is an American-Canadian film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright and producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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