You don't go, Girls! Thrown together to portray Italian-American sisters, it's all too clear that Mercedes Ruehl, Sean Young, Dinah Minoff and Lily Knight aren't. Their temperaments, acting styles and physical appearances are too different. But that's not the real problem with director-writer Anne DeSalvo's mechanical generational tale about a Philadelphia family.
The gals spend most of their time meddling in each other's affairs, which center around chauvinistic husbands, empty marriages, fear of commitment and the passing of their father. And through it all, the sisters turn to the Catholic saints for guidance. Funny, because it takes a saint to sit through this plodding and predictable melodrama. Only Knight and Doug Spinuzza, as a lovesick, mentally challenged couple, almost rise above the cloying Hallmark dialogue and TV-level scenes. We suggest that you pray, too, dear child--that you're never exposed to this dud.