The Little Hours

The Little Hours

DVD - 2017
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In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.
Publisher: [Canada] :, Mongrel Media,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE LIT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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gnomenut
Apr 09, 2018

Plenty of humor potential in the story, but even the funniest joke is only as good as the telling. Weak acting, monotone dialogue, and dismal photography make this too much like a high-school film project for me.

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KennethSmith
Mar 14, 2018

All you need to know in advance is that the movie is based on Boccaccio's "Decameron", and the rest follows as a matter of course.

For some reason, the DVD case (Mongrel) states this fact precisely nowhere, thus contributing to many viewers' false expectations.

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downsman
Feb 14, 2018

I'm a big fan of John C. Reilly but he must have signed up for this adaptation of Boccaccio's Decameron for a friend or an opportunity to make some quick cash. Or maybe he should fire his agent. It's truly ghastly. (Though I did think the donkey played her part well). Other than some mild shock value from nuns effing and blinding, it's a boring, amateurish waste of time. It's also reminiscent of movies made in the 1970s, perhaps inspired by a previous (1971) adaptation of Boccaccio's Decameron.. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065622/ Anyway, if I have given the impression that I didn't like `Three Little Hours,' and that it's awful: good! (Which puts me at odds with a lot of professional film critics, many of whom liked it).

GeeksInTheLibrary Feb 02, 2018

This is the sort of movie that comedy nerds and medieval literature nerds have been waiting for. Based on The Decameron - a deeply influential piece of early Italian literature - and presented through the lens of contemporary comedic voices like John C. Reilly, Kate Micucci, Nick Offerman, and Aubrey Plaza, it's a hilarious tale of human imperfections, keeping up appearances, and what happens when lies finally catch up with you. The acting is on point, and all the dialogue was improvised, which leads to some delightfully unexpected laugh out loud moments.

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Nadge
Jan 29, 2018

This movie is pathetic--who orders garbage like this for the library? Everything is fucking this and fucking that, drunken priest, explanations of going down on, no humour, I quit there.

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Spencer79
Jan 14, 2018

It's so surprising to me how some people like a movie and other don't. The movie was garbage. Too bad, I like many of the actors. I don't mind the swearing. I like silliness, but this movie was crappy.

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journee
Jan 05, 2018

Not worth your time, save yourself the effort of having to turn off the DVD player.

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cmarie20
Jan 04, 2018

Stupid - turned it off after 10 minutes.

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librarygmo
Dec 15, 2017

Nuns were cursing and being rude in the first five minutes. Not my kind of entertainment turned it off.

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Tjavierb
Dec 09, 2017

One of the funniest films I've seen in theatres in a really long time. Seriously, the hardest I've laughed in ages.

Everything in this film is inherently ridiculous, SO super serious people need not apply.

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