Hanging Up stars Meg Ryan as Eve, a mid 40's event coordinator with a lot on her plate. Being the mothering type, Eve not only takes care of her own family, but also of her siblings and father as their mother, Pat, not only emotionally left their father when they divorced, but her daughters as well. Eve's older sister Georgia (Diane Keaton) is the editor of a successful fashion magazine who strives for publicity at any cost. Younger sister Maddy (Lisa Kudrow) works as an actress on a soap opera and struggles with her own identity. The sisters are separated by long distance but connect with Eve via telephone who is taking care of their ailing, difficult to handle father, Lou (Walter Matthau). The sister are brought together when the family finds out that Lou doesn't have long to live. The sisters must learn to make peace with their father and with each other.