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Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)

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.

Director:

Marshall Brickman

Writers:

Christopher Durang (play), Christopher Durang (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Diane Keaton ... Sister Mary Ignatius
Brian Benben ... Gary Sullivan
Wallace Langham ... Aloysius Benheim
Laura San Giacomo ... Angela DiMarco
Jennifer Tilly ... Philomena Rostovich
Max Morrow ... Thomas
Martin Mull ... Skeptical Husband
Victoria Tennant ... Bitter Divorcee
Joanne Boland ... Cynthia Johnson
Jon Davey Jon Davey ... Tony Cardonelli
Joan Gregson ... Deaf Woman
Linda Kash ... Skeptical Husband's Wife
B.J. Woodbury B.J. Woodbury ... Truck Driver
Jocelyne Zucco ... Mrs. Cardonelli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Allan Mark Allan ... Attractive Man #2
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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When it comes to sin... she's hell on heels See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Et dieu créa soeur Mary See more »

Filming Locations:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film starts by showing the hands of a nun and they appear to belong to a woman older than Diane Keaton, implying that the character is intended to be older than the actress portraying her. See more »

Quotes

Angela DiMarco: And that was my second abortion.
Sister Mary Ignatius: Murderer!
Angela DiMarco: No, when the sperm and the egg fuse, they're only...
Sister Mary Ignatius: Don't talk that filth to me! I will not hear it!
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Written by: Scott Nickoley and Jamie Dunlap
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What were they thinking?
7 June 2001 | by mermattSee all my reviews

Supposedly the play on which this movie is based was a laugh-riot on stage, but the filmed version is a mess. The playwright as well as the cast and director can't seem to figure out whether this is a comedy, a tragedy, or a melodrama. As a result, the film is all of these -- and therefore, none of these.

I love good satire, and I was hoping that this would be a gritty spoof of those tunnel-visioned fundamentalists who take themselves so seriously that they begin making up their own religion, never realizing that they have sadly strayed from any orthodox teachings. But I was severely disappointed in this mish-mash.

Back to the old hell book with this script!


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