Sunday, January 3, 2021

The Little Hours (2017): Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

     Directed by Jeff Baena, very loosely based on a 14th Century novella, The Little Hours (2017) is a good mix of wittiness and occasional "off color" humor. Thoroughly enjoyable.
     The plot is summarized: "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 labourer. 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."
     The scene of Witchcraft, Magick and a coven circle in the woods is particularly interesting.
     The whole cast does a great job, including Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Alison Brie and Kate Micucci.

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Nick Offerman

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017

The Little Hours. 2017. Molly Shannon

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza. Witchcraft

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza. Witchcraft

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza

The Little Hours. 2017

The Little Hours. 2017. Aubrey Plaza