The Little Hours

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2017 | 90 minutes | Rated R

Though nuns are often portrayed as beacons of purity, they’re anything but in The Little Hours, Jeff Baena’s film set at a convent in medieval Italy. These sisters unleash torrents of profanity, violently lash out at men, chug sacramental wine, and explore their sexuality with wild abandon. The film’s best moments come when we get to spy on them—wringing out the laundry, grooming the donkey, stealing turnips from the garden and later going to confession over the theft. The Little Hours finds comedy in mundanity; its jokes, thankfully, make up for its unoriginality.

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Film Credits
Director
Jeff Baena
Cast
Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Nick Offerman