I just love British humor, and when you add to that religion and an excellent cast you get this masterpiece. Granted, it uses the age-old premise of men in women’s clothing to generate most of the story, much like Some Like It Hot. The difference is the type of humor and religious theme that have changed the atmosphere and pushed Nuns on the Run: The Story of an Immaculate Deception towards the cult status. Hilarious one-liners, creative explanations of many religious concepts and above all palpable chemistry between Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane kept the atmosphere very engaging. This is one of those lovable movies, you can see that there’s not a lot of people involved, but those who are are giving it all she’s got.

Brian Hope and Charlie McManus are too small time criminals working for a mean boss in England. They do not like violence but they love money, and when they decide to leave the life of crime and go legit, their boss would not let them go so easily. They steal two bags full of money from the Triads, and hide in a Nuns’ teacher training school. Posing as nuns and not knowing anything about religion will lead to a series of funny (and nude) situations. Excellent comedy, enjoy…

Director: Jonathan Lynn

Cast: Eric Idle, Robbie Coltrane, Camille Coduri, Janet Suzman, Doris Hare, Lila Kaye

Fun Stuff: Case Casey, the British gangster, is watching The Long Good Friday


IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100280/

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