Every once in awhile a film will corral a group of popular comedians and create something special, this summer, that something special is “The Little Hours”. Written and directed by Jeff Baena, the film has cast which includes over a dozen popular comedians, and is certainly unique in a box-office filled with romantic-comedies and superhero films. “The Little Hours” features Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Mucucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon and Fred Armisen, along with Jemima Kirke, Nick Offerman, Adam Pally, Jon Gabrus, Lauren Weedman, Paul Weitz and Paul Reiser. The film will debut against a very crowded box-office, but keep it in mind when you are looking for something a little off-the-wall over the summer months.
The film follows Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci), who 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 laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), 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 as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.
The film was part of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and was quickly picked up by Gunpowder and Sky for distribution. The studio will release “The Little Hours” in theaters on June 30, 2017. As we stated earlier, the film will have a lot of competition in theaters, it will be opening against “Amityville: The Awakening,” “Despicable Me 3,” “Wish Upon” and “The House,” but keep it on your radar this summer.