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Sister Act is about a Reno lounge singer named Deloris Van Carter who witnesses her mobster boyfriend killing an employer. She is then hidden in a convent under a witness protection program. She soon makes friends with the nuns especially Sister Mary Robert, Sister Mary Lazuras and Sister Mary Patrick. After the Mother Superior catches Deloris going out to a bar in the night time followed by Mary Robert and Mary Patrick she orders her to join the church choir. Only to find her coaching the choir and turning them into swingin singin sisters. The choir proves to be a big success with the surrounding neighborhood, but will Deloris boyfriend track her down...
I love this movie. It is funny and heartwarming. It is about a lounge singer named Dolores(Whoopi Goldberg) who witnessed a murder crime from her lover Vince. Now she has to hide out in a convent until the police can catch Vince before he kills Dolores. Now Dolores is Sister Mary Clarence. She meets nuns with different personalities and also nuns that can't sing good. Clarence saves the nuns choir by being the leader of the choir. She did a good job that you will love the music they sing and the soundtrack. I just recommend this movie to anybody. This is one of my favorite comedies because Whoopi is in it. She is funny!!!
Whoopi Goldberg is one of my favourite comediennes, and always strikesme as the female equivalent of Eddie Murphy. She can really make a parther own, from a charlatan psychic in Ghost, to her role in Sister Act.Whoopi plays Delores Van Cartier, a lounge singer from Las Vegas. Avery unsuccessful one too, something that she knows all too well. HerMobster boyfriend Vince LaRocca (Harvey Keitel) kills one of hiscronies, and Delores has the bad luck of being a witness. Forced to goon the run, the police put her in the last place Vince would ever thinkto look for her before she can testify against him. A convent!Now assuming the identity of a nun (Sister Mary Clarence), the only onewho knows Delores' true identity is the Mother Superior (Maggie Smithin a terrific role). Needless to say, they don't hit it off. Delores ismiserable, and the Mother Superior considers her brash presence adisruption to the convent.However, Delores manages to have quite an impact on the rest of theconvent, especially the choir. She makes friends with the terminallycheerful Sister Mary Patrick (Kathy Najimy) and the mousy Sister MaryRobert (Wendy Makkena).Delores manages to turn the choir from a tone deaf group into a bunchof swinging sisters! Opening the doors of the church to the public, theconvent becomes a big hit, much to the disapproval of the MotherSuperior, who prefers the traditional ways. The new-found popularity ofthe convent also exposes Delores to Vince, putting her in danger.At first glance, Sister Act seems a little clichÃ©d. There are a lot ofstereotyped characters. Delores as the unconventional newcomer whoshakes up the establishment, the Mother Superior who is adverse tochange, Sister Mary Robert as the shy nun who finds confidence when shediscovers she has a wonderful singing voice and so on.Because it has a great cast, the film rises above most clichÃ©s. Whoopiis great to watch when teaching the nuns to sing My God instead of MyGuy. Her verbal sparring with Maggie Smith is good too. Maggie Smithmanages to inject a great deal of much needed depth into her thinlywritten character. Her concerns about the sisters' naivetÃ© in theoutside world are not altogether wrong.Kathy Najimy is wonderfully funny as the nun with a sunny disposition.She gets a lot of memorable lines, especially my personal favouriteone:"I guess I've always been upbeat, optimistic, perky. My mother used tosay that girl is pure sunshine. She'll either grow up to be a nun, or astewardess. Coffee?"Wendy Makkena is great as Sister Mary Robert. She's actually asurprisingly sexy screen presence. So sweet and innocent, but as herconfidence builds an edge creeps into her character and she becomesalmost irresistible. Her happiness is very infectious. She makes a goodtrio with Whoopi and Kathy Najimy, and she's always a joy to watch inthe choir. Although it's not her belting out those numbers, I still geta feeling of well-being whenever I watch those scenes.Mary Wickes also puts in a good appearance as the stern Sister MaryLazarus. She gets a lot of great one liners, and her timing is spot on.She manages to establish a fine rapport with any of the othercharacters without robbing them of their screen time. Overall, SisterAct has a fine ensemble cast.Harvey Keitel is adequate, but his part feels inconsequential whencompared to the others. He takes centre stage towards the end, and thatdamages the finale of the film a little. It becomes more daft towardsthe climax with the convent scouring Las Vegas for Delores, butfortunately recovers when they give a concert for the Pope.The best parts of the film are the nun's musical numbers, because itdoesn't feel in any way blasphemous. It makes you want to rejoice alongwith the rest of the choir, and their enthusiasm feels very infectious.Overall, I found Sister Act to be a lot of fun and makes you feel goodin the process. Pity Sister Act 2 didn't make you feel the same way.
This is one of my favorite movies. It's hilarious and there's never any slow spots in the film. Whoopi Goldberg does a fabulous job along with Maggie Smith and Kathy Najimy.The musical numbers are classic, too. The nuns turn Motown tunes into spiritual praise songs and gives a new interpretation to traditional Catholic hymns. This is a MUST SEE!I loved it and I know that you will too! A perfect film for a date or even the family!
a greak laugh with a 'color-bilnd' lead actress!!!!! I don't know when I have looked so forward to anything except to finish this report. If I ramble on long enough, this review will be found acceptable by the underlords at yahoo. Don't you think you are pushing the limits or just your subscribers buttons?This will be the last input you recieve from this source of revinue generation.Maybe a movie should be made about a fantasy world where the customer is ALLWAYS right.I know it would fall into the fiction catagory. LONG ENOUGH?
I think sister act is fantastic! Whoopie Goldberg does a terrific jobas playing sister Mary Clarence, but i think what makes the movie isWendy Makkenna in playing sister Mary Robert. She has a fantastic voiceand is entertaining, i love the way in which at the beginning she's shythen through gaining confidence in her singing she turns into a divaalthough through sister act and sister act 2 she's timid and very lighthearted and this is what makes me love her more! Also the way in whichshe is easy to watch and is very pretty, so i think. Wendy Makkenna(Mary Robert) makes me want to watch the movie over and over again.Vicky
This is a good movie. Having Whoopi Goldberg play a nun is outrageous. The fact that she had to hide in a church was a good move, although the church is not a hideout for people who witnessed a crime. But it is a place where you can go to confess your sins.
This review is from: Sister Act (DVD) I purchased this copy for my wife just after seeing the Sister Act broadway show. There are parts where I laughed out loud. Whoopie is a great actor.
... but dismiss it and of course you'll say it was terrible. This filmactually has a lot going against it... some of the jokes aren't thatgreat, it's low-rated, it's from the early '90s....But I believe that the people who are willing to stick it out willactually be rewarded with a clever film full of ingenious comicmoments, great PG-friendly action sequences, and very fewgroan-inducing life-lesson Lifetime Original Movie moments (althoughthere are some).Whoopi Goldberg as an at least semi-fast-living lounge singer hidingout in the Witness Protection Program by posing as a nun? That'sterrific! And the tiptop actress has some great moments with MaggieSmith and the other nuns. While you could dismiss this as aquote-unquote "chick flick," it's better if you don't. Because thismovie is accessible to everyone who's willing to access it.
This was one of the films I loved when I was a kid. The weird thing wasis that the subject matters dealt in this movie weren't as understoodback then. It dealt with a lot of things - adultery, the lack of faithin people in religion, where does one find their calling in life etc.Whoopi Goldberg is terrific as Delores who witnesses a crime committedby her mobster ringleader boyfriend and is forced to hide as a nun in aconvent until they can put him on trial. You get to witness herstruggle to try to abide by custom rules but at the same time can'thelp who she is. While this is noticed by the strict and head nunReverend Mother (Maggie Smith), the other nuns take a liking to herwhen she becomes leader of the choir and turns the choir into aphenomenal success by the church and the public.What makes Sister Act appealing are the central nuns who becomeimportant to Delores. For example, Sister Mary Roberts who seems timidlike a mouse has a terrific talent to sing and it is Delores who bringsit out of her. But what is really good to see is that Delores, thoughat first wanting to get out of the convent which she describes as anightmare, slowly begins to understand the nuns and the importance oftheir roles in the Church and how they are all one big family.The songs in the film are memorable as well. I think the third act sortof becomes a bit silly but still nevertheless fun with the whole thinggoing to Reno. But in the end you see a woman who didn't know what todo with her life and eventually finds it due to this experience.It's just a comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously and reallylightens your mood up when you watch it.
This review is from: Sister Act (DVD) I love whoopi goldberg, and I love this movie. wholesome (besides the shooting, etc)AND funny..I also bought the second one because I love it so much too
This DVD is great with non-stop entertainment! She is a great comedian and this movie I would recommend to anyone! This is a movie you will watch over and over again!
Sister Act is a horrible film, almost everything about it is horrible, or let me take that back, everything is horrible, every little thing in the hole darn film. The story is cheesy, and completely stupid, it is used so often you would have to be very, very, very stupid to use it again, it could be called film maker suicide to use this stupid, dumb, and annoying plot again. The screenplay isn't that much better, the dialogue is wooden and clunky, and nothing makes sense at all, nothing makes any sense at all, really confusing. The acting is horrible, even Woopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith are horribly bad, and I had come to expect something good, or atleast funny from them in every film they made. And Harvey Kietel, what the heck was he thinking being in this stupid, horrible "movie" he was so good in films such as Pulp Fiction, but I guess since that was after this he may have been in it simply to get a roll in a film. The direction is horrible, can she even direct a simple dog what to do, she fails so miserably in this picture its almost amazing. The visual effects look exteremly fake, the church looks like the characters are standing in front of a badly painted picture. Don't watch this horrible film!
If you ask me, SISTER ACT is an excellent comedy about the power offriendship. It really made me feel good and smile, especially when thenuns were performing and the bad guys were shown. Also, the soundtrackis really good, too. The best thing about it, if you ask me, is thenun's songs. My favorite one is "I Will Follow Him." The casino sceneswere fun, too. If you want to know what made them great, it was all thebright lights, machines, and people, especially the people at theroulette wheel. Now, in conclusion, if you like Whoopi Goldberg films,I highly recommend this movie. You're in for a good time and lots oflaughs, so see this movie today.
***this comment may contain spoilers*** One of the main points i likedin this movie is the idea of bringing the public back to the church bydeveloping some changes that modernize old theological rituals andtraditions without affect the core of religion. Deloris, the night clubsinger, seeks refuge at a convent escaping from some criminals. Atfirst she thinks that she is completely in the wrong place but afterwards it appears to be that fate has sent her a gift, allowing her tobe of real importance to other people and add new meaning to theirlives.Being a singer Deloris inspires a new spirit or revolutionizes thechoir's traditional performance and manages to get the prayers out ofthe church walls to reach the public. Religion has to be part of thepeople's everyday life and not just a routine ritual performed in thechurch. the casting of the movie was great on top of them comes Whoopy Goldbergand Maggie Smith in additions to all other actresses who portrayed thenuns
My husband and I rented "Sister Act" after viewing it on TV one afternoon. We were especially impressed with the way Goldberg's character transformed a dissonant choir in a very traditional church setting into an energized and creative choir which succeeded in drawing people in from the streets and eventually transforming the haughty Mother Superior (Maggie Smith)into a "believer" in the power of her church's upbeat musical repertoir. We even used a short clip from the film to show to committee members from our own traditional church, in the attempt to illustrate the necessity of contemporizing our church service and music. It made for a very spirited meeting of our committee. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.
I really like this movie and the sequel, this one being the bettermovie. The third act is silly perhaps, and the crime subplot could havebeen a little better handled. However, a lot of things make this movieterrific and very entertaining.I just love the songs, they are so upbeat and joyful, and they arewonderfully staged and sung. The nuns are great to watch, they aresweet, innocent and so easy to fall in love with. Whoopi Goldberg isabsolutely terrific in the lead, she really gives it her all and itcomes through loud and clear. The film looks great too, goes at a goodpace and has a decent story and funny and charming script. Also, thedirection is competent, and Maggie Smith is a welcome presence.Overall, thoroughly enjoyable and if you haven't seen the West Endstage show, do, it's even better. 8/10 Bethany Cox
This review is from: Sister Act (DVD) This one is Whoopi at her finest! When lounge singer Delores Van Cartier witnesses her married boyfriend murder an associate police must hide her out until the court date. What better place to hide a seedy lounge singer than in a convent!? Donning habit and mock vows Whoopi makes a swinging sister. A star studded cast are also women of the cloth but only the reverend mother knows the secret. Finding a place within the convent to hide her without being conspicuous could be another matter. But when our Sister is put to the test in chorus a new and bright moment is born which reveals her whereabouts to the mole in the police station and through him her pscho boyfriend. More than Delores could be saved by the end and in more ways than one.
Sister Act Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) is a lounge singer at asuccessful Reno casino, and is also the mistress of its manager, VinceLaRocca (a lazy Harvey Keitel), a drugs baron. Feeling unloved, shefinally decides to quit her job at the casino and split up with Vincewhen he gives her his wife's old fur coat as a present. But thenDeloris accidentally walks in on Vince dispatching one of his snitchemployees, and literally has to make a run for her life. Taking refugewith the police, she discovers that she is required to testify in courtwhen Vince is charged for his dirty deeds. But until then, the policearrange for her to hide out at a nunnery in Chicago, overseen by theMother Superior (Maggie Smith). As Deloris reluctantly adapts to hernew lifestyle as Sister Mary Clarence, she strikes up friendships withthe unsuspecting nuns at the monastery, and even finds a way to put hersinging skills to good use. But wherever she goes, Vince is never farbehindÂ The above plot synopsis is likely to imply to the unknowing that'Sister Act' is a "woman in jeopardy" thriller, when actually it's thecomplete opposite. The creators of the film seem to have designed aworthy fish-out-of-water comedy, and then simply used the bookends ofthe film as window dressing. It's all the story you need, though, whenyou have Whoopi Goldberg in the lead.I've always had a preferment to Goldberg's shockingly underused skillsas a dramatic actress, but her funny act can make virtually any filmenjoyable. This is one of them. However, this being a family film, theclimax is slightly underwhelming, and seems to be trying to be funnythat actually letting off tension. But 'Sister Act' is a decent comedyregardless.~ 7/10 ~
this is a great movie. there is nothing more to say. Just with the whole plot and the music. I think i enjoyed the usic the most. The small Comedy adds a llot to it
Very funny,hilarious movi