• The Little Hours (2017)

The Little Hours

Release Date: June 30th, 2017

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Medieval nuns Alessandra, Fernanda, and Ginevra lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate's day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso brings on newly hired hand Massetto, a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover.

Cast: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Nick Offerman

Director: Jeff Baena

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Bow and Arrow Entertainment, Destro Films

Keywords: Offbeat, Hilarious, Sacrifice, Escape, Cheeky, Mystery, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    On paper, The Little Hours sounds like a combative anti-religious tract, but Baena’s less interested in mocking the church than in basking in the gulf between humanity’s lofty aspirations and its baser instincts. show more

  • 60
    Alex WelchIGN

    The Little Hours is an enjoyable comedy that wears a little too thin by the time it’s over. show more

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    A comedy in both the current and the original senses of the word, Little Hours earns its laughs before ensuring a happy end. show more

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