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Wicked Little Letters

Wicked Little Letters is benignly enjoyable in its take on a true story of hidden feelings, farcical expression and righteous action.” – Los Angeles Times 

“Mean tweets 1920 style: The incomparable Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley turn a flimsy script about poison pen letters that turn friends against each other into irresistible fun. Any resemblance to today’s internet trolling is purely intentional.” – ABC News

“The movie is full of goofy side characters and one-liners, yet elevated to genuine complexity by Colman and Buckley, who are consistently the best thing about any movie they’re in.” – New York Times


Based on a stranger than fiction true story, Wicked Little Letters follows two neighbors: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town’s women — led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) — begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.