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Tilda Swinton & Ciarán Hinds Cast In 'Sisters'

Photo of Christopher Bell By Christopher Bell | The Playlist May 17, 2011 at 8:11AM

Which Has The Unfortunate Pitch Of 'Sister Act' Meets 'Dead Poets Society' WARNING: The following news should not be read by those affected by heart conditions, high blood pressure, or any other conditions that could be aggravated by extreme emotional ups and downs. Likewise, expectant women should use caution, even if they are a fan of Whoopi Goldberg's duet.
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Which Has The Unfortunate Pitch Of 'Sister Act' Meets 'Dead Poets Society'



WARNING: The following news should not be read by those affected by heart conditions, high blood pressure, or any other conditions that could be aggravated by extreme emotional ups and downs. Likewise, expectant women should use caution, even if they are a fan of Whoopi Goldberg's duet.

Straight from the mouth of Cannes comes a new project starring the always great Tilda Swinton and Ciarán Hinds ("Life During Wartime," "There Will Be Blood"), a film directed by Terry Loane ("Mickybo & Me," "Goal 2") simply titled "Sisters." The plot follows Swinton as an Irish nun in the 1960s that becomes a teacher and changes the lives of her deprived students.

If that generic, feel-good premise didn't immediately kill your interest after considering the promising cast, the selling point will: the Northern Irish drama was being shopped around as being "Sister Act" meets "Dead Poets Society."

It doesn't take the King of Cynicism to know that those two movies should probably never, ever meet, unless you're a grandma and you're lamenting the death of the early '90s heyday when such movies like "Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot" were a dime a dozen. The pitch sounds like a bad sketch-comedy joke, and while some may argue that it could just be something designed to please the ear of investors, the generic story doesn't hold any weight to back up that logic.

There's a chance that it won't be insufferable; similar crowd-pleaser "Made in Dagenham" wasn't memorable but definitely not offensive, it was a rather enjoyable flick that was elevated by the wonderful Sally Hawkins. It may be up to Swinton and Hinds to do the same. As for Loane, we're not very familiar with his work and some brief research still leaves us unsure about his strength -- the synopsis of "Mickybo & Me" sounds too adorable (two kids from opposite sides of the tracks start a friendship and play out the roles of "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid"), the trailer is cringe-worthy, but a clip displays something a bit more reserved and amusing. It's all up in the air for now; we just wish that our emotions wouldn't have to be so tormented with one news story.

This article is related to: Actors, Actresses, Foreign Directors, Ciarin Hinds, Tilda Swinton, Terry Loane


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