THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

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THE LITTLE HOURS (2017)

Just your everyday comedy about a trio of medieval nuns in 14th century Italy. We have Sister Alessandra (Alison Brie), Sister Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Sister Ginevra (Kate Micucci) leading their lives in the convent.  Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) is the priest watching over this convent along with Molly Shannon as Mother Superior.  Except that everyone talks like they’re in the 20th century.  Funny.  It works.  Meanwhile, lowly laborer Massetto (Dave Franco) is on the run – he’s been hooking up with Nick Offerman’s wife in secret and guess who’s not very happy about that!  Anyway, Tommasso takes him in but under the condition that he pretend to be a deaf-mute so as to not engage with the sisters.  Boy does THAT not work as the three sisters discover the joys of sex – one after the other – with the thoroughly confused Massetto.  The Little Hours takes a little while to grow on you but once you get used to its rhythm, it’s thoroughly hilarious.  Franco is an absolute scream as the undeaf unmute deaf-mute and Fred Armisen shows up about halfway through as a bishop who discovers what’s going on – including hanky-panky between Reilly and Shannon – and has a great monologue where he records ALL of the sins he’s discovered among these so-called holy people.  Raunchy as hell – mousy little Kate Micucci has an extended nude scene that starts during a pagan ritual that goes on and on for laughs!  This is certainly not for everyone and it’s probably a sin to watch this on a Sunday but give The Little Hours a chance – there’s a lot of talent here in a very unlikely story.


TLA'S one word review: quirky