Jeff Baena

Gunpowder & Sky

Alison Brie
Dave Franco
Aubrey Plaza
Kate Micucci
John C. Reilly
Molly Shannon
Fred Armisen

THE LITTLE HOURS: USA 2017, Digital, Color, English, R, 90 min


Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) 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.

Loaded with comedic talent and written with an off-kilter, yet knowing touch, this immensely charming romp from writer/director Jeff Baena is a riotous follow-up to his Sundance Film Festival favorites LIFE AFTER BETH and JOSHY, transferring the nervy comedic energy from his earlier work to the Middle Ages with hilarious results.