Watch the Trailer for Controversial Sundance Sensation 'The Little Hours'

Watch the Trailer for Controversial Sundance Sensation 'The Little Hours'

May 30, 2017

It’s not common for a movie to highlight negative blurbs in its trailer, but The Little Hours is not like most movies. The Sundance comedy is set in a convent full of nuns and involves sex, vulgarities, and apparently “eating blood.” Obviously, conservative Christians are upset, and the Catholic League wrote of the movie, “It is trash, pure trash.”

That quote joins such praise as “Hysterically Funny” (Screen Crush) and “Unapologetically Raunchy” (Variety) in the spot below. Indie distributor Gunpowder & Sky (which recently acquired and rebranded FilmBuff) is clearly proud of the condemnation. They should be to have picked up something so blatantly sacrilegious.

Irreverent religious comedy isn’t always successful, but this one has the potential to be more Dogma than The Ten (but maybe not as good as Monty Python’s Life of Brian). The cast is pretty amazing, with Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, John C. Reilly, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, Jemima Kirke, Kate Micucchi and Fred Armisen all represented in the trailer. It’s like a who’s who of today’s most underrated comedy all-stars.

Based on a part of Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron (previously adapted by the great Pier Paolo Pasolini), The Little Hours is about a young man (Franco) who hides out in the convent, where Plaza, Brie, Kirke and Micucchi are all nuns. Obviously it’s not for everyone, but if this looks like your kind of humor, then check it out when it hits theaters on June 30.

 

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