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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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Lynn Roth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moira Kelly ... Soosh Teague
Taylor Negron ... Boutique owner
Teri Garr ... Connie
Eileen Brennan ... Mother Superior
Shelley Duvall ... Sister Agatha
Dylan Walsh ... Felix Shepherd
Jennifer Aspen ... Art Store Customer
Marissa Ribisi ... Erin
Frances Bay ... Midge
Anne Haney ... Sister Humiliata
Jennifer Youngs Jennifer Youngs ... Alice
Laurel Moglen Laurel Moglen ... Brandy
Christopher Lloyd ... Theo Teagarden
Bairbre Dowling Bairbre Dowling ... Woman in Loft
Bob Gunton ... Bishop Creighton
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Storyline

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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Changing habits....Falling in love again. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1997 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Byta vanor See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Midge dies, Soosh shakes her, and Midge's eyelids visibly flutter. See more »

Quotes

Susan "Soosh" Teague: I'd like to shoplift this please.
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Connections

References Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Amen
Traditional, Arranged by Monty Seward
Produced by Monty Seward for Word-Out, Inc.
Performed by Kimaya Seward
Background Vocals: The Soul Food Choir
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something different
24 June 1999 | by LupineSee all my reviews

Combine booze, nuns, love in a film. You get camp.

This movie is all... yet not.

It is quite lovely.


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