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Wicked Little Letters (2023)

Comedy | 100 minutes
3,26 107 votes

Genre: Comedy / Mystery

Duration: 100 minuten

Country: United Kingdom

Directed by: Thea Sharrock

Stars: Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley and Anjana Vasan

IMDb score: 7,0 (13.202)

Releasedate: 9 September 2023

Wicked Little Letters plot

The residents of Littlehampton are shocked when offensive and obscene letters turn up in their mailboxes. They think that the feisty Rose has entered her pen, a woman who is in danger of losing custody of her daughter. A group of women decide to unravel the mystery.

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mrklm

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Littlehampton, West Sussex, shortly after the First World War. After receiving a letter for the 19th time accusing her of the most horrible things, Edith [Olivia Colman] decides to file a police report at the insistence of her conservative father [Timothy Spall]. When Edith points out her neighbor Rose [Jessie Buckley], a lively, loud Irish immigrant, as the culprit, it's enough for the police to detain Rose pending an investigation. Only “Woman” Police Officer Gladys Moss [Anjana Vasan] is the only one who notices that there is no concrete evidence whatsoever, but she is ignored. Ultimately, she enlists the help of a number of women in the village to find out what's going on. Sexual discrimination, solidarity among women, the power of patriarchy and the consequences for social and sexual morality are themes discussed. Buckley is perfect as the free-spirited Rose and Hugh Skinner is at times hilarious as the sexist and inept officer Papperwick. Joanna Scanlan also scores as the headstrong Ann. Colman and Spall go too emphatically for comedy, causing the important underlying message to be lost several times.

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mjk87 (moderator films)

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I was sitting in a room full of elderly people and when someone started swearing again, they all laughed really hard. And I mainly thought: this isn't that funny, is it? Like the movie is never funny or even remotely enjoyable. But yes, if you find it funny when someone spouts dirty language (and that's the whole point, nothing was really done with it) then a child's hand (or a senior's hand) is filled very quickly.
Colman is okay but plays a bit too much of a character and I didn't believe Buckley for a single moment. She was screaming because it was in the script, not because it suited her. Badly cast especially. Actually, only the supporting roles were funny, especially Spall and Vasan (but those cops were far too caricatured). Visually boring too. The ending with the lawsuitwas still nice. 1.5*.

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henkmetermovie

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  • 12 votes

Wonderful film with wonderful British humor to watch in a relaxed way. Of course it is a bit predictable, but the final plot is nicely conceived and both leading actresses are doing very well

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