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"The Little Sisters of Hoboken need cash...FAST!"
  • NR
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 7.3  (185)

Nunsense is a musical comedy movie from 1993, based on a popular off-Broadway musical of the same name. The movie tells the story of the Little Sisters of Hoboken, a group of five nuns who are struggling to raise funds for their convent after a catastrophic cooking accident has wiped out the majority of their congregation. The sisters have only managed to bury 48 of the 52 deceased nuns who succumbed to botulism, and the remaining four nuns are temporarily stored in the freezer.

The story follows the efforts of the five remaining nuns to put on a variety show fundraiser to cover the burial costs of the last four nuns, who are still waiting in the freezer. The sisters take to the stage with song, dance, and plenty of comedic hijinks, as they attempt to raise the necessary funds.

The movie stars Rue McClanahan in the role of Reverend Mother, the stern and straight-laced leader of the convent who is determined to ensure that the fundraiser is a success. Christine Anderson plays Sister Mary Amnesia, a nun who has lost her memory after being hit by a crucifix. Christine L. Anderson takes on the role of Sister Robert Anne, a tough-talking Brooklyn native who dreams of becoming a star.

As the nuns prepare for their show, they encounter a range of obstacles and challenges, such as a faulty curtain and a wardrobe malfunction. They also have to fend off the advances of a lecherous priest who is keen to get in on the action. However, with their determination and comedic banter, the sisters manage to pull off a successful show and raise the necessary funds to bury their deceased sisters.

Throughout the movie, the nuns perform a range of catchy and amusing musical numbers, including "Nunsense Is Habit-Forming," "So You Want to be a Nun," and "Growing Up Catholic." The songs are accompanied by lively choreography and plenty of comedic elements, making for an entertaining and engaging musical experience.

One of the strengths of Nunsense is its blend of humor and heart. While the movie is certainly a comedy with plenty of laughs, it also has moments of genuine emotion and pathos. The underlying theme of the story is the bond between the sisters and their commitment to their community, despite the challenges and setbacks they face.

Overall, Nunsense is a fun and entertaining musical comedy that will delight fans of the genre. The talented cast, catchy musical numbers, and comedic hijinks make for a thoroughly enjoyable viewing experience. Whether you're a fan of musicals or simply looking for a lighthearted comedy, Nunsense is a movie that is well worth checking out.

Nunsense is a 1993 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

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    7.3  (185)