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Ribald and irreverent, 'The Little Hours' has nothing to recommend it

Ribald and irreverent, 'The Little Hours' has nothing to recommend it

"The Little Hours" is a comedy by writer/director Jeff Baena that premiered in January at Sundance. It's based on a couple of novellas from Giovanni Boccaccio's 14th century The Decameron. He uses what we now call the "frame story" formula; the stories are set during the Black Death, when seven young women and three young men flee the plague and find shelter in a castle for two weeks and tell stories to keep themselves amused. The stories are varied: there are practic...
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