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Sister Helen (2002)

In this emotionally compelling documentary, Sister Helen opens a private home for recovering addicts and alcoholics in the South Bronx after the death of her husband and two sons. The ... See full summary »

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In this emotionally compelling documentary, Sister Helen opens a private home for recovering addicts and alcoholics in the South Bronx after the death of her husband and two sons. The film's fly-on-the-wall technique succeeds in capturing the day-to-day existence of Sister Helen and the various residents of the home. Written by <jackb@imdb.com>

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Sad, sad, oh so sad
20 December 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Oh so beautiful, oh so tearful and so gut-wrenching.

Makes everything seem so superficial, so pale, so meaningless in comparison.

Sister Helen is not a real saint.

She is a real human - flawed, raw and blunt, but passionate and with a heart of gold.

What I found most interesting is that this handful of wretched, miserable people found meaning and laughter.

What I loved most is how the documentary portrayed the polarity of human nature.


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