A sleeper hit that received a lukewarm reception from critics but was a success with audiences, Sister Act (1992) was star Whoopi Golberg's first bona fide smash after her Oscar victory for Ghost (1990). Goldberg stars as Deloris Van Cartier, a Reno lounge singer who accidentally witnesses a brutal murder carried out by her gangster boyfriend Vince (Harvey Keitel). Under the protection of a detective (Bill Nunn) who's trying to bring down Vince's criminal operation, Deloris is placed in protective custody at a San Francisco convent. Masquerading as a nun renamed Sister Mary Clarence, Deloris shakes up the established order of the sisters' lives, particularly enlivening their choral efforts. Although running constantly afoul of the Mother Superior (Maggie Smith), the new, jazzed-up musical act becomes a huge hit in the community, even drawing the attention of the Pope, but also alerting Vince to Deloris' whereabouts.
"What was a silly, harmless star vehicle for Whoopi Goldberg--sort of nuns on the run still has us grinning to this day!"
Dominic - Backyard Cinema
Running time: 1hr 40
Giant beanbag seat
ticket to the show on a giant beanbag
your ticket plus a choice of a bottled beer or glass of wine
sold as a pair
1x bottle of fizz
Backyard Cinema, Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1