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Sister Act (DVD)
Member Name: blazeybug
Sister Act (DVD)
Advantages: Brilliant humour and catchy songs
Disadvantages: Nothing major
This is a film that I grew up watching and I still watch it now I am older.
Released in 1992 this film is about Delores Van Cartier, who sings in her married boyfriend's casino.
After an argument she runs off to find her boyfriend Vince (Harvey Keitel) to tell him she is leaving but witnesses him in a room standing by whilst his sidekicks shoot one of his employees.
She goes to the police and they enlighten her to the fact that Vince Lerocca is actually a major underworld figure and they have been trying to get something on him. Detective Eddie Souther (Bill Nunn) decides to hide her in a convent, much to her dismay! Meanwhile Vince has got a contract out on her.
Mother Superior (the outstanding Maggie Smith) takes a dislike to this outspoken woman and forces her to join the convent's awful choir after dubbing her "Sister Mary Clarence".
I am a huge Whoopi Goldberg fan and think she fantastic in this role. She plays her role brilliantly and is totally convincing. The only issue I have is that sometimes when she is having one of her 'hissy fits' it can be quite hard to understand what exactly it is that she is squealing. The fact that she is the only black nun instantly means she sticks out like a sore thumb and other nuns are quite curious about her.
Wendy Makkena who plays Sister Mary Robert is a brilliant character, extremely sweet and innocent and I love the look of shock and amusement on her face whilst she is listening to Mary Clarence's food blessing. It's great that she seems to find her place in life throughout the film and become more confident.
Kathy Najimy is Sister Mary Patrick, who has a huge heart (and vocals to match) who befriends Mary Clarence. Her acting in this film is superb!
Mother Superior is my favourite character in the film. The looks of utter disgust she gives are hysterical and the annoyance on her face is so evident.
The songs are really catchy and after watching this film I am usually caught singing them whilst cleaning!
The only problem I have with this film is that there is not really much explanation about the relationship with Delores and Vince... it just seems to storm right on in there and possibly could have done with a bit more attention.
All in all a brilliant film for the whole family!
Summary: Get the family together and enjoy!