Runtime: 90 minutes
Canada / USA
Rated 14A: coarse language, sexual themes
Directed by Jeff Baena
Starring: Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, John C Reilly, Fred Armisen
Synopsis: In The Little Hours, 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 labourer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso brings on new hired hand, a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, he struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry. This raunchy romp is a based on source material from the fourteenth century, Giovani Boccaccio’s The Decameron.
True, The Little Hours is essentially a one-joke comedy – but most of the jokes under the umbrellas of that one joke are pretty damn, I mean darn, funny. -Richard Roeper
For all the silliness, there’s something lovable about Fernanda, Alessandra, and Genevra by the end of their profane rampage, and that’s enough of a feat to make The Little Hours genuinely watchable. -The Atlantic