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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