The Little Hours

The Little Hours

DVD - 2017
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A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages. Introduced as a deaf blind man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

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breemu
Aug 04, 2018

This is a weird little number - with a not terribly compelling story - but the jarring juxtaposition of modern day "mean girls" in a medieval setting is really quite clever, and the interactions between characters exhibit a great understanding of the social interplay, heirarchies, facades and subterfuge found in most groups of connected, interdependent people. As for the priest overseeing the eventual tribunal of said mean girls' activities - SO funny. As is the back and forth in the one marriage relationship, the pubic hair "modesty wigs" on the witches, the priest hearing sexual exploits in confession..... You're bound to be both bored AND delighted by this little oddity.

KungFuAndrew Jun 09, 2018

I really enjoyed this offbeat film with a good cast for a small indie production. If you can make it through the first 20 minutes and get over the non-medieval language, you'll find a strange, funny film.

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gnomenut
Apr 09, 2018

There might be humor potential in the story, but even the funniest joke is only as good as the telling. Weak acting, monotone dialogue, and dismal photography make this too much like a high-school film project for me.

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lukasevansherman
Mar 24, 2018

Uh-oh, some nuns have been naughty! Basically, this is Monty Python does Boccaccio's "Decameron." It's pretty silly and juvenile, but it's fun and the cast is great. Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Adam Pally, one half of Garfunkel & Oates, and the annoying British woman from "Girls" star. Jeff Baena, who is Plaza's boyfriend, wrote and directed.

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KennethSmith
Mar 14, 2018

All you need to know in advance is that the movie is based on Boccaccio's "Decameron", and the rest follows as a matter of course.

For some reason, the DVD case (Mongrel) states this fact precisely nowhere, thus contributing to many viewers' false expectations.

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downsman
Feb 14, 2018

I'm a big fan of John C. Reilly but he must have signed up for this adaptation of Boccaccio's Decameron for a friend or an opportunity to make some quick cash. Or maybe he should fire his agent. It's truly ghastly. (Though I did think the donkey played her part well). Other than some mild shock value from nuns effing and blinding, it's a boring, amateurish waste of time. It's also reminiscent of movies made in the 1970s, perhaps inspired by a previous (1971) adaptation of Boccaccio's Decameron.. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065622/ Anyway, if I have given the impression that I didn't like `Three Little Hours,' and that it's awful: good! (Which puts me at odds with a lot of professional film critics, many of whom liked it).

GeeksInTheLibrary Feb 02, 2018

This is the sort of movie that comedy nerds and medieval literature nerds have been waiting for. Based on The Decameron - a deeply influential piece of early Italian literature - and presented through the lens of contemporary comedic voices like John C. Reilly, Kate Micucci, Nick Offerman, and Aubrey Plaza, it's a hilarious tale of human imperfections, keeping up appearances, and what happens when lies finally catch up with you. The acting is on point, and all the dialogue was improvised, which leads to some delightfully unexpected laugh out loud moments.

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Nadge
Jan 29, 2018

This movie is pathetic--who orders garbage like this for the library? Everything is fucking this and fucking that, drunken priest, explanations of going down on, no humour, I quit there.

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Spencer79
Jan 14, 2018

It's so surprising to me how some people like a movie and other don't. The movie was garbage. Too bad, I like many of the actors. I don't mind the swearing. I like silliness, but this movie was crappy.

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journee
Jan 05, 2018

Not worth your time, save yourself the effort of having to turn off the DVD player.

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