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A 2017 comedy film set in an Anachronism Stew version of 14th century Italy, loosely adapted from Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron
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The film is directed by Jeff Baena and featuring an All-Star Cast including Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Nick Offerman, and Fred Armisen.


The Little Hours contains examples of:

  • The Alcoholic: Father Tommasso is drunk in several of his scenes, and even drops the fabrics he is supposed to sell in town into the river because he was drunk on sacramental wine.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: What Lord Bruno plans to inflict on Massetto for sleeping with his wife. He even has a scene describing the various torture methods the latter has to look forward to.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Masseto spends most of the movie in different states of undress. In-Universe, several of the nuns immediately start trying, or outright doing, to have sex with him. Even an entire coven of witches.
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  • Naughty Nuns: All of the nuns in the movie.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Everyone. Lampshaded by several characters asking if Jemima Kirke's character is from another town, as she's the only Brit in the cast.
  • Nun Too Holy: The essential premise of the movie.
  • Obfuscating Disability: Massetto pretends to be deaf and mute.
  • Questionable Consent: While Masseto ultimately seems to enjoy the threesome he finds himself in with Fernanda and her friend, he was coerced into it. Later, the witches outright try to kill him after having sex with him in a fertility ritual.
  • Secret Relationship: Father Tommasso and Mother Marea are sleeping together.
  • Those Two Guys: Bruno's guards, Paolo and Gregorio, who even engage in Seinfeldian Conversation at one point.

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