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Changing Habits (1997)

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An artist (Moira Kelly) decides to put her troubles with men and evictions behind her by moving to a convent, so she can work for her keep. Is her art an opportunity for the sisters to save the convent from closure?

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Soosh Teague
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Boutique owner
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Connie
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Mother Superior
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Sister Agatha
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Felix Shepherd
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Art Store Customer
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Erin
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Midge
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Sister Humiliata
Jennifer Youngs ...
Alice
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Brandy
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Theo Teagarden
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Woman in Loft
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Bishop Creighton
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An aspiring artist runs from men as a result of an early life problem that has left her relationship with her father strained. She decides to move into a convent where troubled women receive cheap lodging in exchange for work. She finds a dirty area in the basement where she paints a mural that deals with all of her psychological problems. While some find it gaudy, others such as the mother superior realizes its potential to save the convent which is to be closed. During all this the artist starts a relationship with a man who owns an art supply shop where she shop-lifts her supplies. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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It will lift your spirits. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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20 May 1997 (Argentina)  »

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Byta vanor  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Although she did not disclose it until 2002, Teri Garr is already showing visible signs of Multiple Sclerosis in this film. It is most noticeable when she is walking and talking with Soosh (Moira Kelly) outside and they walk down a ramp, with Teri holding on to the railing and walking on almost a diagonal with a weird limp. See more »

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On the DVD (4:3 screen) at the end of the film when Soosh is walking out of the convent, the camera dollies back and the tracks and cables come into view. See more »

Quotes

Theo Teagarden: I wish I could paint something for you so beautiful that you'd never feel an ounce of pain ever again.
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References Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

I Ain't Got A Home
Written by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
produced by Monty Seward for Word-Out, Inc.
Performed by Cynthia Shiloh
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Good cast
20 March 1999 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I guess this film never found a distributor, since I never heard of it until it hit cable. A lot of familiar names in the cast, who all did creditable performances. Moira Kelly did well with her role, which contained considerable character development. Christopher Lloyd played his role refreshingly low-key. A better film than I expected.


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