Twenty Years of ‘Sister Act’: An Appreciation

On May 29, 1992, Sister Act opened in the U.S., and Whoopi Goldberg was finally given the spotlight. Granted, Goldberg had become an actress to watch after playing Celie in The Color Purple in 1985, and then a household name when she won an Academy Award for her comedic masterpiece Oda Mae Brown in 1990’s Ghost. But Sister Act still is, 20 years later, Whoopi’s most indelible starring role. It’s the crowd-pleasing fish-out-of-water vehicle most actors dream of eyeing when they stroll up to the plate for a much-needed hit.

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