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.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Comedy , Drama , Faith & Spirituality
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Tracey Ullman
as Catherine
Lili Taylor
as Teresa
Judith Malina
as Carmela
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
Leo Cimino
as Mario
Rosemary DeAngelis
as Older Mother
Nancy St. Marie
as Cindy Zagarella
Sam Josepher
as Lorraine
Jessica Di Cicco
as Young Cindy Zagarella
Ann Tucker
as Sr. Philomena
Marianne Leone
as Sr. Cupertino
Thomas Mikal Ford
as Vincenzo Santangelo
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Critic Reviews for Household Saints

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

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 17, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

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September 21, 2005

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September 21, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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November 18, 2004
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August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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