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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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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

Christopher Lloyd and Taylor Negron appeared in Angels in the Outfield (1994) and The Chateau Meroux (2011). See more »

Goofs

On the DVD (4:3 screen) at the end of the film when Soosh is walking out of the convent, the camera dollies back and the tracks and cables come into view. See more »

Quotes

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

References The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) See more »

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Make Me High
Written by Curt Cuomo and Larry Lee
Performed by Lenita Erickson
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Good cast
20 March 1999 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

I guess this film never found a distributor, since I never heard of it until it hit cable. A lot of familiar names in the cast, who all did creditable performances. Moira Kelly did well with her role, which contained considerable character development. Christopher Lloyd played his role refreshingly low-key. A better film than I expected.


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