Wednesday, September 27, 2017

[Review] The Little Hours

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate Micucci play a group of horny, conniving, foul-mouthed nuns in The Little Hours, a medieval comedy that tosses its morals (and 14th century dialogue) out the window.

Their banal existence is interrupted when a runaway servant (played by Dave Franco) who has to pretend to be deaf and mute, takes refuge at their convent. And let's just say that revelry and sin ensue while all the characters attempt to keep their dirty secrets from each other.

The film is pretty much just one extended joke, but it's a fairly juicy one. And while it isn't always laugh-out-loud hilarious, the deadpan chops of the fantastic cast are enough to keep the scenario amusing. Crowd favorites John C. Reilly and Nick Offerman even show up for some goofy supporting roles (the image of them dressed in medieval garb was enough to make me chuckle).

But even though The Little Hours is entertaining, it never really rises to greatness. Despite its devious premise and wild third act, the story itself just isn't quite as audacious or fresh enough to leave a memorable impression. In the end, it just kind of peters out.

( 7.5/10 )

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