WICKED LITTLE LETTERS – “Is full of frothy, silly, and profane fun”

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Directed by: Thea Sharrock

MAIN CAST

• Olivia Colman as Edith Swan
• Jessie Buckley as Rose Gooding
• Anjana Vasan as PC Gladys Moss
• Timothy Spall as Edward Swan
• Joanna Scanlan as Ann
• Gemma Jones as Victoria Swan

SYNOPSIS

**It is based on a true scandal.

When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. However, as the town's women investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and that Rose may not be the culprit after all.

REVIEW SUMMARY

Wicked Little Letters is full of frothy, silly, and profane fun. Yep, this ridiculous historical tale may be spicy, but it’s highly enjoyable. If I’m being honest though, the movie is elevated quite a bit by the raucous performances from Olivia Coleman and Jessie Buckley. The two work especially well together, forming an empowering sisterhood of sorts. And while the script is full of classic British shrewdness and wit, it also veers a little too much into slapstick territory on occasion. Luckily, our leading ladies are incredibly game for all the tomfoolery. Of course, the film is also full of vulgarities and f-bombs (thanks to those mystery letters). However, it’s also full of heart and prolific themes. Heck, it’s pretty much an expose on all the misogyny that women of the time experienced. Above all the heartstring-tugging moments though, Wicked Little Letters stands as a giggly good time with endearing performances. I still can’t believe it’s based on true events though. I mean, what the f***!

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