Sister Act

Sister Act (1992)

Sister Act (1992)

Sam – Back from San Diego Comic Con and we’re welcomed back by one of Hollywood’s finest examples of cinematography.  If you’re unfamiliar, Sister Act is based on a true story from 1964, at St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Song, is trying to upend the schools’ strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Boovie (Whoopi), the sassy iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear, song and discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first white student, Joshua Emmons. But when Sister Deanna-Marie, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius Boovie her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Song is paying too much personal attention to Joshua, Sister Aloysius Boovie sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Father Song from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius Boovie locks into a battle of the bands with Father Song which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequence and hilarity.

Tim –  Really? That’s what it was about? To me it felt more like this tale: After being brutally raped, a young woman attempts to commit suicide. A priest talks her out of it and she decides to become a nun. Once inside the convent, she is again a victim of sexual abuse. with musical numbers. Hilarity ensues.

Josh – N/A

Things said during movie (not-review):

“No one knows what it’s like, to be the bad Sam. To be the the sad Sam, behind blue eyes.”

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