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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Lots of positive messages about the importance of school and the value of full participation in life. Teens learn lessons about follow-through and commitment. Praiseworthy view of a successfully integrated inner city high school. In a relatively benign way, leading characters lie to their superiors to reach their goals. On two occasions, reckless driving is played for comedic effect.
Infrequent, mild: "hell," "ass," "crap," "Jesus Christ."
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One mention of Jenny Craig
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sequel is even milder than the first movie with no violence or sexual content and just a few minor swear words. Conflict and intrigue are provided by a conspiracy of four well-meaning but rather dim nuns in their efforts to save a high school. They plot to pass off a Las Vegas singer as a music teacher and member of their religious order. The fraud they commit is thus shown to be "on the side of the angels." To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Foregoing the mobster-themed, witness-protection angle of the original comic Sister Act, this sequel is crime-free, villain-free and, unfortunately, comparatively comedy-free. The story moves along with the thinnest of plots (most complications are based on convenient eavesdropping or obvious misunderstanding). Trite characters find themselves in trite situations.
Whoopi Goldberg's energy and enjoyment, however, are contagious. And the wide variety of music, performed with zest and sparkle by the young performers, at least makes the movie watchable. (Lauryn Hill, before her breakout success with The Fugees and then as a solo artist, is the lead student-singer.)
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