MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 40,217 this week

Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 313 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 8 critic

The phrase "entertaining angels" refers to the practice of treating all guests--be they kings or peasants--as if they were visiting angels. This is the challenge for all humble Christians ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 650 titles
created 28 Apr 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 30 Jan 2012
 
a list of 6 titles
created 20 Mar 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
list image
Mom
a list of 13 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)

Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996) 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 Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Henry Hill (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Suffering from stage fright, a talented and shy violinist learns to conquer his fears with the help of a woman.

Director: David Kantar
Stars: Jamie Harrold, Moira Kelly, Susan Blommaert
Don't Do It (1994)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Eugene Hess
Stars: James Le Gros, Heather Graham, Esai Morales
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-19th century who is thrown out of her parents' home after being seduced by the family's portrait ... See full summary »

Director: Maggie Greenwald
Stars: Suzy Amis, Bo Hopkins, Ian McKellen
Hi-Life (1998)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jimmy needs $900 to clear a gambling debt but a series of lies leads to Ray trying to raise the cash from friend's who owe him money.

Director: Roger Hedden
Stars: Campbell Scott, Daryl Hannah, Moira Kelly
Daybreak (TV Movie 1993)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

This drama, based on Alan Bowne's play "Beirut," takes place in a decrepit New York City of the near future, controlled by a fascist government.

Director: Stephen Tolkin
Stars: Moira Kelly, Cuba Gooding Jr., Martha Plimpton
Love, Lies and Murder (TV Movie 1991)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This movie, based on the true story, begins with the murder of a housewife. When troubled teenage daughter confesses the crime, it looks like a solved case. But, the investigators are ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Clancy Brown, Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Five years in, bank colleagues Nadine Ship and Jonathan Evans hit a road block in their personal relationship. Nadine wants their relationship to move to the next level, whereas Jonathan is... See full summary »

Director: Mina Shum
Stars: Moira Kelly, Sebastian Spence, Josh Hamilton
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Rod Steiger stars as a vigilante who with the aid of his helper, Isaac Hayes, captures men whom he considers evil and executes them in his homemade electric chair.

Director: Sam Irvin
Stars: Rod Steiger, Lauren Hutton, Heather Graham
Shattered Innocence (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Kansas high school cheerleader graduates and moves to Los Angeles, becomes an adult film actress and develops a cocaine habit. A dramatized account of real-life adult actress Shauna Grant...

Director: Sandor Stern
Stars: Jonna Lee, Melinda Dillon, John Pleshette
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A young copywriter becomes the most famous man on the planet, overnight, when he is mistaken as the next messiah.

Director: Yaniv Raz
Stars: Heather Graham, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Lorraine Bracco
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Character study about Mildred, an elderly woman who has spent her life caring for others. When her daughter finally leaves home, she finds that, for the first time in her life, she has ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Cassavetes
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Marisa Tomei, Gérard Depardieu
Monday After the Miracle (TV Movie 1998)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Helen Keller's years at Radcliffe College.

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Roma Downey, Moira Kelly, Christina Pickles
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Sister Aloysius
...
Mike Gold
...
Maggie Bowen
...
Lionel Moise
...
...
Floyd Dell
...
Cardinal
Heather Camille ...
Tamar
Thom Adcox-Hernandez ...
Dan Irwin
...
John
...
Tesse
...
Frankie
Edit

Storyline

The phrase "entertaining angels" refers to the practice of treating all guests--be they kings or peasants--as if they were visiting angels. This is the challenge for all humble Christians and the one Dorothy Day rises to meet. Written by B.D. Cruz

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

No force could sway her. No fear could stop her.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a range of thematic elements, some sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Entertaining Angels  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Encore-True Stories Library print)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ambitious and mostly a success.
21 November 1999 | by (madison, wi.) – See all my reviews

I liked this film. It tells the real-life story of Dorothy Day, who founded the "Catholic Worker" newspaper and relief agency for the poor in New York City during the Depression. Moira Kelly gives a very good performance as Day. The story follows her quest to find her way in life, ultimately leading to her helping thousands of people and providing a role model for activists.

The film contains a scene where Kelly says one of the most quotable lines ever: "If you feed the poor, you're called a saint. If you ask why they're poor, you're called a Communist." Kelly says this during a scene when she is responding to people who resist her search for the truth through her newspaper. Americans who are concerned with political freedom and justice should keep this statement in mind - it is especially salient today.

That said, there are flaws in "Entertaining Angels." Kelly's performance as the younger Dorothy Day is great, but in the film Day is supposed gradually to look older, and this aging process isn't convincing. Martin Sheen also has a part as a wandering, Christ-like, populist preacher. He's OK here, but his Inspector Clouseau-like French accent won't be on his career retrospective videotape. Also, the film might have bitten off more than it can chew. It could have used a bigger budget and a more professional cast.

Overall, though, this one is well worth a rental. I'm a big Moira Kelly fan, too. I hope she will be around a long time.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?