Sister Act (1992)
Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) is a lounge singer who is fed up with her mobster boyfriend (Harvey Keitel). When she decides to go tell him off after receiving a gift meant for his wife, she witnesses him murdering a man and runs before anything further can happen. She runs to the police and they decide to hide her in a nun’s convent until the court date where she can be an eye witness. Deloris becomes Sister Mary Clarence yet hates being in the convent until Mother Superior (Maggie Smith) puts her in the choir where she spreads her wings and brings the Reno style into the church.
Coming out when I was 11 years old, Sister Act was a big feature that everyone knew about and still remembers. I wouldn’t call it a “family” film but that is pretty much what it became. The music in it is catchy and if you play the soundtrack to anyone my age, they will know what movie it comes from. Sister Act is a very funny movie and probably the role Whoopi Goldberg is best known for as an actress (even though she won an oscar in Ghost.) Nominated for 2 Golden Globes, Sister Act was a box office hit back then and still remains a huge favorite, and quotable film for many people. Co-starring Bill Nunn, Kathy Najimy, Mary Wickes, and Wendy Makkena.
9/10 Stars – Funny, musically inclined and a decent story, I still can quote the movie to this day when I watch it.
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