The Little Hours
CAST: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon DIRECTOR: Jeff Baena ENDS 9/14
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.
A rowdy romp told with an astute sense of character and a fine sense of restraint. The tone is as deadpan as Plaza's demeanor, but just as rich, in a script that bubbles with wit as well as profanity.Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
Baena orchestrates events with confidence and flair, allowing his amazingly talented cast room to frolic as they all work in tandem to make the material come alive with a rebellious zeal that's ingenious.Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak.com