The Singing Nun Reviews
June 27, 2011
Nobody could have embodied this Role of a Belgian Singing,Spunky, Selfless, & Inspirational Nun better than Debbie Reynolds as Sister Ann.There is naturally something Angelic yet Spunky about Debbie Reynolds that shines through, this role was the perfect Showcase for her God Given Talents, a match made in Heaven one might even say. One can't help but feel that the real Soeur Sourire/Sister Ann would approve.Sister Ann's Compassion, Kindness,& Music Conservatory Background lead her to write a Song for a Grieving Boy that is so Good that she is produced, becomes a sensation World Wide, & appears on the Ed Sullivan(playing Himself here) Show Live.Her success becomes a Dilemma for the Nun, & her Mother Prioress(Greer Garson), & she seeks advice from Father Clementi(Ricardo Montalban) whether or not to remain a nun.A very Heartwarming & True Story, superbly acted by Debbie Reynolds, Greer Garson, Ricardo Montaolban,Katharine Ross(Nicole), & Juanita Moore(Sister Mary).
This Film is very Special to me as I had a Nun who too inspired my life.A Roller Skating & Singing Nun God Bless you Sister Carmilyn of St.Pascal's Baylon(R.I.P) this Film reminds me of her.
May 2, 2010
Wow. I've never known a nun as spunky and sweet as Sr. Anne! Apparently she committed suicide later.
December 1, 2014
***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***
December 29, 2013
Although it some spiritual enjoyment, The Singing Nun is a boring story about something completely irrelevant. The side plots are more interesting.
January 15, 2010
The film is somewhat syrupy and a bit simplistic, but correct in most essentials and quite entertaining. The music is the best thing about it and quite uplifting. Debbie Reynolds did a good job as Sister Ann. The script was also excellent. Henry Koster did a decent job directing the movie. This movie is a must see if you are a fan of Debbie Reynolds.
April 2, 2005
Nauseatingly sweet story of a nun that made headlines in the 1960's with a surprise hit song. The film is never convincing, not even for a minute. Debbie Reynolds is sincere but never is believable. Corny to say the least.