MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,853 this week

Nasty Habits (1977)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  10 October 1977 (Sweden)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 208 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 12 critic

In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 52 titles
created 22 Aug 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 10 Oct 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Oct 2013
 
a list of 260 titles
created 31 Mar 2014
 
a list of 459 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Nasty Habits" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nasty Habits (1977)

Nasty Habits (1977) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nasty Habits.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Maids (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A film version of Genet's play. Two maids, Solange and Claire, hate their employers and, while they are out, take turns at dressing up as Madame and insulting her.

Director: Christopher Miles
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant
Stevie (1978)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This biographical film has Glenda Jackson portraying a British poet with emotional problems.

Director: Robert Enders
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Mona Washbourne, Alec McCowen
Gaily, Gaily (1969)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

To escape sinful impulses, Ben Harvey, a callow youth, leaves his small town for Chicago in 1910. A pickpocket promptly relieves him of his money, and he nearly starves before Queen Lil ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Beau Bridges, Melina Mercouri, Brian Keith
Turtle Diary (1985)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Richard Johnson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Cleveland 1951. Pre-med student Artie Shoemaker dreams not so much of a medical career but a life in the theater, against the wishes of his working class parents. Despite having no ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor, Tom Hulce
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An over-the-hill movie producer marries a wealthy, spiteful woman and closeted lesbian just to please his spoiled daughter who then, in an attempt to spite him, seduces both a wealthy ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Alexis Smith, David Janssen
The Patricia Neal Story (TV Movie 1981)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The biographical drama of the difficult recovery of the actress Patricia Neal with the help of her husband, the writer Roald Dahl after having suffered from a sudden attack.

Directors: Anthony Harvey, Anthony Page
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Dirk Bogarde, Ken Kercheval
Phaedra (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The powerful Greek shipowner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name. Phaedra, who is the daughter of Thanos'greatest competitor, is a ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Melina Mercouri, Anthony Perkins, Raf Vallone
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the tradition of classic classroom dramas such as "To Sir, With Love," comes the story of dedicated teacher Conor MacMichael (Glenda Jackson), who tries to reach out and give to her ... See full summary »

Director: Silvio Narizzano
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Michael Murphy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Restless married couple Maria and Paul take a road trip through Spain with their friend Claire. While Paul and Claire carry on a clandestine affair, Maria becomes obsessed with a recent ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Melina Mercouri, Romy Schneider, Peter Finch
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Daniel Massey, Yvonne Mitchell
Certificate: GP Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Melina Mercouri, Assi Dayan, Didier Haudepin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sister Alexandra
...
Sister Gertrude
...
Sister Walburga
...
Sister Winifred
...
Sister Mildred
...
Sister Geraldine
...
Sister Felicity
...
Sister Hildegard
...
P.R. Priest
...
Father Maximilian
...
Monsignor
Suzanne Stone ...
Bathildis
Peter Bromilow ...
Baudouin
...
Officer
Harry Ditson ...
Ambrose
Edit

Storyline

In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The outrageous comedy!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 1977 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

The Abbess  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

BRILLIANT!
31 March 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully dry parody of the Watergate scandal set in a Philadelphia Abbey. It's election time, and to insure her victory as head abbess, Glenda Jackson and her cohorts scheme a break-in of her competition's sewing box. Yes, sewing box, where the young nun's love letters from her illicit lover are stored. Oh, the scandal! The plot thickens as the events leading up to the scandal are revealed (wiretappings and bribery, what else?), and even the Vatican (re: congress) would like to wash their hands of these power-hungry renegades. The layers of comedy might throw some viewers off, as this kind of humor is very rare these days. It's simultaneously whimsical and wicked, and all of the performers handle it with the most delicate touch (despite the premise, this is not 'nuns on parade'!). And like the magnificent DICK (1999), younger audiences who have little or no knowledge of Watergate will be in a fog. But the cast alone insures great pleasure just to watch them at their best. Glenda Jackson is superb as a very mannered version of Richard Nixon, and the supporting cast (some of the best actresses of that generation) are likewise mannered equivalents of 'all the president's men'. Well, somewhat mannered. Geraldine Page seems like a chain-smoking George Raft, and Sandy Dennis is Bugs Bunny incarnate. They're brilliant performances, all!


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Nasty Habits (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?