Essay About Sister Act 2

The sisters come back to Deloris's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school which is doomed for closure. One of the girls, who is the most talented of the bunch, is forbidden to sing by her mother, although the choir has made it to the state championship. A group of stereotypical incompetent monks tries to stop them.

—Scott Hutchins

Former Reno lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier, who once took refuge at St. Katherine's convent in San Francisco to evade a contract hit on her, and in the process, as Sister Mary Clarence, was able to rejuvenate the failing parish by transforming what was the sisters' terrible choir into a successful sacred version of her lounge act, parlays the renown from that experience into a popular Las Vegas show. St. Katherine's Mother Superior, who now along with Sisters Mary Lazarus, Mary Patrick and Mary Robert teach at St. Francis Academy still in San Francisco, ask Deloris to return to perform her magic in teaching the academy's music class, Deloris who accepts in her gratitude for what her now friends, the sisters, did to save her life. Deloris, however, has to reassume her habit-adorned Sister Mary Clarence persona as the academy's by-the-books principal, Father Maurice, and its hard-nosed administrator, Mr. Crisp, would not tolerate a Vegas showgirl among the teaching staff. Deloris finds that the academy, most specifically the music class, is populated by a bunch of kids who have attitude issues in their belief that they are destined to become nothing as no one, in their mind, cares about them. The student with the biggest attitude issue is Rita Watson, that attitude which masks problems at home with her single mother, hairdresser Florence Watson, who quashes what are Rita's true dreams. Deloris also finds that the students view the music class as a proverbial bird course, and will do whatever they can to keep it as a bird course meaning getting rid of "Sister Mary Clarence" as their teacher. In the process, Deloris discovers that Mr. Crisp, who has a purely economic as opposed to humanistic approach to his job, has recommended that the academy be closed at the end of the school year, and the valuable property sold. If Deloris is able to transform her class into believing in their talents, she, along with what Mary Lazarus, Mary Patrick and Mary Robert discover among the academy's storage, may be part of the school's salvation, that is if they can hide their activities and Mary Clarence's true identity from Crisp.


Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior (Maggie Smith). And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover that the school is due to be closed by the unscrupulous local authority chief Mr. Crisp (James Coburn).

—Jonathan Broxton

Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.


A singer who goes by the name “Joyloves2sing” has been killing it on YouTube with her renditions of gospel tunes. I have been in awe at her melodic sounds and endless runs to familiar church tunes for quite some time. But when she took on some of the legendary tracks from Sister Act 2, real magic was made.

Recording the video in 12 parts, Joy provides all of the vocal parts from the leads to the harmonies  to the percussion. She starts off singing the showstopping closing song from the movie, “Joyful Joyful.” Just like the movie, she flows through all of the intricacies of the song. She then transitions into “O Happy Day.” Her perfect pitch blends beautifully as she reenacts this classic song from the film, adding her own Sister Mary Clarence “La La Las” for good measure. She even hits that magical glory note.

To close out, Joy launches into “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” that was performed by Lauryn Hill and Tanya Blount in the movie. That’s a tall vocal order to take on, but Joy does it with ease. Her church roots are really showing here as her acapella arrangement rivals that of the originators.

From front to back, Joy brings back all of the Sister Act 2 nostalgia. You can never get too much Sister Act 2.

Watch the video below and subscribe to her YouTube channel here .



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