A [[TheSixties 1966]] American semi-biographical film about the life of Jeanine Deckers (aka Sœur Sourire ''lit. Sister Smile''/"The Singing Nun" in the West), a nun who recorded the chart-topping hit song, [[OneHitWonder "Dominique"]]. Debbie Reynolds stars in the title role as the nun named Sister Ann[[labelnote:*]]''not'' the real Singing Nun's name[[/labelnote]]. Ed Sullivan himself makes an appearance to play in the supposedly similar situation where the Singing Nun appears on [[Series/TheEdSullivanShow his show]]. Original songs by The Singing Nun were translated into English and were written by Randy Sparks.
Despite the film being labeled as semi-biographical, Jeanine Deckers herself rejected the film as "fiction". More or less, her life [[SturgeonsLaw might not be as joyful]] as how the film showed it. Also, Deckers' fate was less than happy...
!!The film provides examples of:
* AdultsAreUseless: Nicole and Dominic's father is usually out.
** Nicole's PromotionToParent isn't really that good.
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: In contrast to the perfection of the movie, the real Jeanine Deckers was a very conflicted personality who did not like the attention of the world and definitely did not hold an attraction to a male record producer as shown in the film. In fact, she left the order in 1965, accompanied by her lover, Annie Pescher, whom she stayed with until their mutual suicide pact in 1985.
* BigSisterInstinct: Nichole isn't really sister-of-the-year and because she needs to take care of Dominic while their dad is gone ([[AdultsAreUseless who's just as neglecting]]), she just takes her little brother almost everywhere she goes, even in a seedy bar. This encouraged Sister Ann to volunteer in babysitting him while Nichole is away.
** Nichole's big sister instinct only came after learning about [[spoiler: the fact that her little brother was just hit by a car]]. She becomes angry and blames Sister Ann for it [[CharacterDevelopment though she becomes guilty of her own actions later on]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Dominic, Nicole, and their dad go away for a while to a pig farm in the countryside. Nichole later makes amends with Sister Ann. Sister Ann forgives her, and she also gives away her guitar, Adele, to Nichole.]]
** EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: She and a fellow nun become missionaries in Africa and help the sick in a poor village. The people all rejoice of her arrival.]]
* CompanionCube: Her precious guitar she named, [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Adele]].
* CoolBike: Averted. Sister Ann rides a moped that doesn't really stand out around her plain white habit. Since she's a nun, we can expect that her choices in vehicles to be, sort of not-so flashy. Whether that's necessary or not.
* TheHedonist: Nichole which unfortunately, leads her to constantly leaving her brother alone or taking him to unsafe places.
** In the near end, she admits this a bit when she stated that the reason that she liked going out was because she just wanted to have fun. Though it sounded selfish, the way she delivered it...[[MoodWhiplash doesn't sound like]] [[BrokenBird it came from a]] HardDrinkingPartyGirl.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Later, while walking on the streets, she hears a club playing rock 'n' roll music to the tune of her song, Dominique, much to her horror (judging from the ReactionShot) for she was unprepared of the side-effects of her new-found fame and thought she was losing sight of what's important. It didn't help that this all happened just after [[spoiler: the accident of little Dominic]].
* RealSongThemeTune: "Dominique" of course.