1992 / 100m - USA
Comedy, Music
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September 17, 2020


A simple, light and ultimately harmless comedy. I'd seen this one before a long time ago, in what almost feels like a previous life. I couldn't remember much of it besides Whoopi Goldberg being a nun, turns out that's exactly what you'll be getting from this film. Whether that's enough to call this a great film? Doubtful.

Goldberg plays a saucy nightclub singer who is the (unbeknownst) mistress of a crime lord. When she walks in on him killing a man, she runs to the police and confesses everything. In order to protect her until the trial, she is stashed away in a convent, the last place they'll come looking for her.

The formula for this film is tried and tested. I can't say it did much for me, luckily Goldberg is really in her element here and be herself she makes this a pretty easy watch. The film isn't overtly funny, but I've smiled more than once and that's more than I expected when I started this film. Not great, but watchable.