Parents: they just don’t understand. In this new clip from upcoming comedy The Little Hours, Alessandra (Alison Brie) must deal with a dad who is anything but understanding — especially when it comes to her leaving the convent.
A face-to-face conversation with her wealthy merchant father might help smooth things over, but unfortunately, there’s no such thing in this movie. Alessandra’s family time consists of her talking to her father from the other side of a wall, one peppered with just enough holes so that they can just make out one another’s face. (Kind of, sort of, anyway.) All Brie’s character wants is to leave the convent and marry the man whom she is betrothed to, but dear ole’ dad has some bad news: the dowry’s just a little steep for the family to pay. (Though, if you were to read between the lines, it sounds like her dad’s not too eager for Alessandra to come back to the family home regardless.)
For Alessandra, that means spending a lot more time in the habit… and, as her dad encourages, embroidering.
“How’s your embroidery going? Still doing that?,” her father asks a teary-eyed Alessandra. “Maybe that’s your calling. For some people it’s …read more