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Household Saints (1993)




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Household Saints is a leisurely-paced portrait of three different generations of working-class, New York-based, Italian women. Carmela Santangelo (Judith Malina) is an elderly immigrant whose son (Vincent D'Onofrio) wins a wife, Catherine Falconetti (Tracey Ullman), during a pinochle game. The pair have a daughter, Teresa (Lili Taylor), who becomes obsessed with religion, eventually believing that she will become the bride of Christ.


Tracey Ullman
as Catherine
Rachael Bella
as Young Teresa
Illeana Douglas
as Evelyn Santangelo
Joe Grifasi
as Frank Manzone
Sebastien Roche
as Jesus Christ
Dale Carman
as Father Matthias
John Di Benedetto
as Augie Santangelo
Rosemary DeAngelis
as Older Mother
Nancy St. Marie
as Cindy Zagarella
Sam Josepher
as Lorraine
Jessica Di Cicco
as Young Cindy Zagarella
Ann Tucker
as Sr. Philomena
Marianne Leone
as Sr. Cupertino
Thomas Mikal Ford
as Vincenzo Santangelo
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Critic Reviews for Household Saints

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

This warm-hearted jewel of a movie was directed by Nancy Savoca, whose previous films are True Love and Dogfight (which also starred the priceless Lili Taylor). She treasures eccentricity in people.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

An ambitious but muddled and uninvolving tale of the struggle of an American Italian family with religion, sex, and spirituality.

May 6, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Shows that God moves mysteriously in our lives to work miracles while we are dealing with such seemingly insignificant matters as sausages, card games, ironing, and scrubbing the floors.

July 18, 2003 | Full Review…

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