Thursday, January 3, 2008
Sister Act 2
Back in the Habit is a 1993 movie
Starring Whoopi Goldberg,
Directed by Bill Duke,
Released by Touchstone Pictures.
A sequel to the successful 1992 movie Sister Act. Most of the original cast reprise their roles in the sequel, including Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, and Mary Wickes. Like the original, Sister Act 2 contains several musical performances, which are integrated into the main plot.
It has historical significance as the first Hollywood blockbuster sequel headed by an African-American film director. It was also a breakout role for singer/actress Lauryn Hill. It also features Jennifer Love Hewitt before she became well known for her later roles in movies and television, and Ryan Toby who went on to be part of the musical group City High.
The movie is popular for its (often altered) gospel songs and R&B classics and soul versions of church hymns.