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Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama  -  28 May 2001 (USA)
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A bigoted, fanatical nun comes face to face with the lives she ruined through her teachings when a quartet of her traumatized former students return to perform at her Christmas Eve church lecture.

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Sister Mary Ignatius
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Gary Sullivan
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Aloysius Benheim
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Angela DiMarco
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Philomena Rostovich
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Thomas
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Skeptical Husband
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Cynthia Johnson
Jon Davey ...
Tony Cardonelli
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Deaf Woman
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Skeptical Husband's Wife
B.J. Woodbury ...
Truck Driver
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Mrs. Cardonelli
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A bigoted, fanatical nun comes face to face with the lives she ruined through her teachings when a quartet of her traumatized former students return to perform at her Christmas Eve church lecture.

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In this movie version of Durang's play, Laura San Giacomo's character's name is Angela DiMarco. However, in the play that character's name is Diane Symonds. See more »

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Sister Mary Ignatius: You do that thing that makes Jesus puke, don't you?
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The absurdity of it all expressed beautifully.
17 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Those who have suffered through years of the Sister Marys and the Baltimore Catechism and the ridiculous and simplistic beliefs that are Catholicism will either love this film, or be utterly shocked that their system is so beautifully ridiculed.

The fact that Catholic League President William Donohue blasted Viacom, the owner of Showtime, for showing this is justification enough to watch. Anything that gets Donahue's shorts twisted must be good.

Diane Keaton was just marvelous as Sister Mary. It has to be the best performance I have seen from her.

Of course, I always like to see Laura San Giacomo, who was also great as the good little girl who grew up to the real world and found that there is no God.

Brian Benben, Wallace Langham. and Jennifer Tilly were also fantastic and made this film the real joy that it was.

I would be remiss not to praise Max Morrow as the young actor who was just precious.

Christopher Durang wrote a great play and screenplay that really ties it all together for the mess that it is.


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