YMMV / Sister Act

  • Awesome Music: Dear Lord. The Hail Holy Queen sequence in the middle and I Will Follow Him in the end are two of the best songs made for a movie, ever. Inverted with the Stylistic Suck of Deloris' act in the opener of the sequel.
    • Joyful, Joyful, which takes the awesomeness of the above two songs and crams them into one.
  • Ass Pull: The Finale of the sequel. Specifically, the reactions of the Archdiocese at the end of the film don't match their reactions during the musical number by a long shot.
  • Cliché Storm: Sister Act 2's plot is basically the quirky teacher that the strict authority figures don't get her style of teaching, but she helps the troubled inner city students believe in themselves, then proves all the stuck up authority figures wrong, and saves the school from the corrupt corporate executive, by winning a choir contest.
  • Genius Bonus: There are a lot of Catholic in-jokes. For starters, all the songs the sisters jazz up (except for My Guynote  and I Will Follow Him) are actual Catholic hymns. Play these films to a bunch of Catholic high school students, and prepare to be unable to hear the actual film over the sound of gut-busting laughter.
  • LGBT Fanbase: The first movie and the Broadway musical based on it are huge hits with the gay community. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence—a worldwide organization of drag nuns that do charity—particularly revere the movie, its music, and its message, even though the group predates the film by over a decade.
  • Moe: Sister Mary Robert.
  • Memetic Mutation/Signature Scene: "When Jesus WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA—"
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Religion's capable of great things, helping and guiding people who need it the most...but it doesn't have to be strict and traditional to do it—basically, while there is value in the old ways, the old ways aren't always the best way to do something.
  • Spiritual Licensee: Of Howard Hawks' A Song is Born, which was itself a musical remake of his own Ball of Fire.