ABC Film Challenge – Comedy – L – The Little Hours (2017) Movie Thoughts

Director: Jeff Baena

Writer: Jeff Baena (Screenplay) Giovanni Boccaccio (Book)

Starring: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C Reilly, Molly Shannon

Plot: In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.


Tagline – Obedience – Poverty.

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Bad Comedy

Story: The Little Hours starts as a young servant Massetto (Franco) is taken in by Father Tommasso (Reilly) after helping him during his time of need, he must pretend to be a deaf mute to remain on the grounds, while the nuns Alessandra (Brie), Ginevra (Micucci) and Fernanda (Plaza) show how they are looking to break the vows they are looking to make.

With Massetto being a young man, the nuns looks to take advantage of him, as the ways lead to changes in the monastery and the religious ways.

Thoughts on The Little Hours

Final Thoughts When it comes to comedy, we need to bring to life a situation that would be funny, a monastery of horny nuns just doesn’t seem like it is a place where this would work in anyway. We have such a talented cast that seem to get thrown into the movie with out hitting any of their comedic notes. This is one of the worst comedies you will see, that just doesn’t get any laughs in anyway and by the end of it you will have just rolled your eyes in disbelief about what you have watched.

Overall: Poor comedy

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