Kate Micucci and Aubrey Plaza Are Dirty Nuns in THE LITTLE HOURS (Sundance Review)

There’s a lot going on in this 14th century Italian convent: fornication, drunkenness, witchcraft, foul language. Plus, the damned donkey keeps escaping. In the grand tradition of recognizing the faulty humanity under religious cloaks, writer/director Jeff Baena has crafted a farcical film where modern-day words are placed like transformational wafers on the tongues of Medieval nuns.

Based on Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron” (specifically the first story of the third day,...

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