Household Saints

Cast: Tracey Ullman . . .Catherine Falconetti
Vincent D'Onofrio . . .Joseph Santangelo
Lili Taylor . . . Teresa Carmela Santangelo
Director: Nancy Savoca
Genre: Drama
Plot:

Unsettling drama about three generations of Italian-American women (Judith Malina, Tracy Ullman, Lili Taylor) struggling to get by in post-World War II New York's Little Italy.

Summary written by John Sacksteder {jsackste@bellsouth.net}

Two short films tell the stories of a mother and her daughter at key points in their formative years. While the mother, as a young girl, had to contend with marrying an undesirable boy from the wrong side of the tracks and her obsessively Catholic mother-in-law, her daughter, at the same age, puts herself through a series of torturous rites of passage so that she may grow up to be cannonized as a saint.

Summary written by Jojo Mac

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Variety.com - September 14, 1993

Newsday - September 15, 1993

Chicago Sun Times