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The Little Hours (2017)

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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.

Director:

Jeff Baena

Writers:

Giovanni Boccaccio (based on "The Decameron" by), Jeff Baena (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Brie ... Alessandra
Dave Franco ... Massetto
Kate Micucci ... Ginevra
Aubrey Plaza ... Fernanda
John C. Reilly ... Father Tommasso
Molly Shannon ... Sister Maria
Fred Armisen ... Bishop Bartolomeo
Jemima Kirke ... Marta
Nick Offerman ... Lord Bruno
Lauren Weedman ... Francesca
Paul Reiser ... Ilario
Adam Pally ... Guard Paolo
Paul Weitz ... Lurco
Jon Gabrus ... Guard Gregorio
Rolando Abbarchi Rolando Abbarchi ... Old Man Priest
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Storyline

On the run from the battle-seasoned Lord Bruno for sleeping with his wife, the handsome and willing servant, Massetto, flees to the safety of the woods during the warm and peaceful summer of 1347. There, after a chance encounter with the always boozy but merciful Father Tommasso, the young charmer will find refuge into his convent's sanctuary, on one condition: to pretend he is a deaf-mute. However, Massetto's tempting presence will unavoidably upset the already frail balance of things within the sexually-repressed female realm, as nun after nun desperately seeks an escape from their tedious way of life and an extra reason to molest the charming handyman. In the end, will those cloistered Sisters finally find out what they had been missing out on all these years? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Obedience - Poverty.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Hours See more »

Filming Locations:

Tuscany, Italy

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,676, 2 July 2017

Gross USA:

$1,647,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,647,175
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and director Jeff Baena only wrote a detailed outline for the film, which was loosely based on "The Decameron". The cast improvised their dialogue. See more »

Quotes

Lord Bruno: [to his staff] One of you sluts thinks he's quite the jester.
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A Poste Masse
Performed by La Reverdie
Courtesy of Arcana Records
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Should've amounted to more
4 August 2019 | by cardsrockSee all my reviews

With such a fantastic cast and an interesting premise, I really expected this to be better that it was. Hypersexual nuns at a convent is a fun gag, but it runs out of steam fairly early on. Given all of the comedic talent involved, I should have laughed a lot more than I did. There are some amusing moments, but they pop up far less often than necessary.


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