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Household Saints (1993)




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Household Saints is a leisurely-paced portrait of three different generations of working-class, New York-based, Italian women. Carmela Santangelo (Judith Malina) is an elderly immigrant whose son (Vincent D'Onofrio) wins a wife, Catherine Falconetti (Tracey Ullman), during a pinochle game. The pair have a daughter, Teresa (Lili Taylor), who becomes obsessed with religion, eventually believing that she will become the bride of Christ.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nancy Savoca, Richard Guay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 6, 1994
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Tracey Ullman
as Catherine
Rachael Bella
as Young Teresa
Illeana Douglas
as Evelyn Santangelo
Joe Grifasi
as Frank Manzone
Sebastien Roche
as Jesus Christ
Dale Carman
as Father Matthias
John Di Benedetto
as Augie Santangelo
Rosemary DeAngelis
as Older Mother
Nancy St. Marie
as Cindy Zagarella
Sam Josepher
as Lorraine
Jessica Di Cicco
as Young Cindy Zagarell...
Ann Tucker
as Sr. Philomena
Marianne Leone
as Sr. Cupertino
Thomas Mikal Ford
as Vincenzo Santangelo
Rosemary De Angelis
as Older Mother
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Critic Reviews for Household Saints

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

An ambitious but muddled and uninvolving tale of the struggle of an American Italian family with religion, sex, and spirituality.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011

Shows that God moves mysteriously in our lives to work miracles while we are dealing with such seemingly insignificant matters as sausages, card games, ironing, and scrubbing the floors.

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Household Saints

This is a very offbeat project that would need to have been brilliant to work -- and it's not quite brilliant. "Household Saints" has so many changes of mood, pacing and focus that it's impossible to know what it's really aiming at.

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