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Wicked Little Letters

14A, coarse language.
Dir: Thea Sharrock.
UK, 2024, 100 min.
Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Timothy Spall.

“Amusing and delightfully sweary, Wicked Little Letters sees a welcome on-screen reunion of The Lost Daughter stars Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley in a comedy mystery [with] considerable charm… This zippy, eminently watchable film is based on a true poison-pen scandal that rocked 1920s Britain. Colman plays Edith Swan, a puritanical single woman living at home with her elderly parents in the picturesque seaside village of Little Hampton, in the wake of the First World War. After initially forming a bond with her next-door neighbour Rose Gooding… the pair have fallen into decidedly frosty relations. Rose, a single mother who has immigrated from her home in Ireland, is unapologetically loud, sexually liberated and decidedly unladylike, in stark contrast to her Bible-clutching, curtain-twitching neighbour. Things deteriorate further when Edith begins to receive profane anonymous letters which quickly become the talk of the town and eventually garner national attention. The suspicion for these vulgar missives lands squarely on Rose’s doorstep, and she faces losing her freedom… The town’s often patronised ‘woman police officer’ Gladys Moss smells a rat, and along with a trio of local women and budding amateur detectives, they determine to get to the bottom of the impropriety… Colman and Buckley shine as they exchange increasingly heated insults, while Timothy Spall brings a touch of edge and menace to the proceedings… The riotous atmosphere of Wicked Little Letters is tempered by a portrait of a society on the brink of change. A rollicking good watch.” —Sarah McIntyre, RTÉ (Radio Television Ireland)




April 23
7:00 pm
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