Sister Act Movie Review Summary

Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Wendy Makkena, Kathy Najimy

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Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldburg) is a Reno lounge singer whose life is going nowhere fast. She just saw her married lover, Vince LaRocca (Harvey Keitel), a mob boss, kill a man and is in fear for her life. Deloris didn't want to cooperate with the police, but she wanted to live. However, after finding out where the police were planning on stashing her, Deloris wished that she was dead. How on earth was she supposed to pass herself off as a nun in a convent? Still, Deloris was determined to give it her best shot and became Sister Mary Clarence.
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Deloris/Sister Mary Clarence hadn't been in the convent for a day before she was already causing problems and being called before Mother Superior (Maggie Smith). Mother Superior didn't know what to do with Sister Mary Clarence, but the perfect solution presented itself when she saw how Sister Mary Clarence reacted to the atrocious choir performance on Sunday. She promptly informed Sister Mary Clarence that she would be in charge of the choir and felt that that would keep her out of mischief. However, before too long, Sister Mary Clarence had the whole choir rocking and rolling as she took traditional religious songs and rocked them up and rock songs and made them religious. Unfortunately, Mary Clarence's many good works could not go unnoticed for long and she soon found the mob hot on her trail...

Sister Act is a funny, entertaining movie that just makes you laugh. The role of Deloris/Sister Mary Clarence was tailor made for Whoopi Goldberg and you can just tell that she is having a wonderful time. The supporting cast, led by Maggie Smith (Mother Superior), Kathy Najimy (Sister Mary Patrick), Wendy Makkena (Sister Mary Robert) and Mary Wickes (Sister Mary Lazarus) was also superb and each actress brought her own unique charm into her role. If you are looking for a fast, fun, hilarious movie that you can watch with the whole family - and sing along with, too! - this is a great choice!
The review of this Movie prepared by Debbie

Deloris Van Cartier is a showgirl in Las Vegas; she witnesses a murder done by her boyfriend Vince LaRocca, and goes to the police, who hides her "in the last place Vince would think to look for her": in a convent! Only the Mother Superior knows who she is (Deloris is introduced to the other nuns as Sister Mary Clarence) and tries to "deal" with the crazy things she does. But when Mary Clarence is ordered to sing, she turns the terrible choir ("Can they sing better?" "Well, worse is a bit difficult...") into a great Modern choir. And when Vince finds out where Deloris is... Nuns to the rescue!
The review of this Movie prepared by Marcus

Whoopi Goldberg plays a Vegas entertainer who escapes to San Francisco and hides herself in a convent to get away from a madman who wants her dead. While at the convent, she becomes a nun and injects new life into the church choir! They sing in ways totally unexpected by some, such as when they take a Mary Wells classic (My Guy) and turn it into My God. The sisters immediately take a liking to Goldberg's character, and she comes back in a sequel called Sister Act 2.
The review of this Movie prepared by Teddy

Deloris van carter( Whoopi Goldberg)is a las vegas show girl. But her lover and her are going though bad times and when she witnesses him murder his limo driver, she flees with two of his cronies chasing her. She escapes in a cab and reports the murder to the police, where she is introduced to Lieutenant Souther, who sends her away to a convent.
The review of this Movie prepared by Simon Webb

When Deloris Van Cartier witnesses her lover kill a man, she goes to the police. They put her in a convent to hide out. While her lover continues to search for her, Deloris becomes "Sister Mary Clarence" and turns the church's choir into a Las Vegas show Choir.
The review of this Movie prepared by Katherine Mitchell

Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopie Goldberg) witnesses her crime boss boyfriend murder a man. After going to the police, she is hidden in a convent and much to her disdain, albeit for her protection, impersonates a nun. The Reverend Mother (Maggie Smith, showing her impeccable ability for comedy) Eventually puts Deloris in the choir. Deloris molds the sisters into a quasi girl group.
The review of this Movie prepared by Glen Lambert

Whoopi Goldberg witnesses the killing of a person by her boyfriend, and is forced to hide for protection. So the police hide her in a convent with Maggie Smith as the annoyed Mother Superior.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael Gookin

Script Analysis of Sister Act

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   religious comedy

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   Las Vegas    -   San Francisco

Writing Style

Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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