Review (Scott Mc Cutcheon 23/02/24)

One of my pet hates in cinemas is when audience members titter and laugh anytime someone swears on screen. It’s as if you’re sitting with an audience that have never heard anyone swearing before. Wicked Little Letters, with its use of just about every swear word in the English language is made for such an audience.

Wicked Little Letters, which is based on a true story that happened in the sleepy seaside town of Littlehampton in the 1920s, involves obscene letters being sent to the prime and proper Edith Swan (Olivia Colman). The finger of suspicion falling on her next door neighbour and former friend Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley) I down to earth Irish gal who herself is not too afraid to mouth profanity’s at every available opportunity.

After Gooding is charged and locked up local police woman Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) takes it upon herself to find out the real truth of the matter.

Wicked Little Letters has some funny moments and Buckley and Colman appear to be having the time of their lives shouting obscenities whilst Timothy Spall, who plays Edith’s domineering father, hams it up something terrible and not necessarily in a good way

Sadly the cast probably have more fun that the audience will have watching it as it’s predictable and unless you find someone swearing constantly funny, it doesn’t really have much to offer.


Wcked Little Letters

1h 42m

Director: Theo Sharrock
Cast:  Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley

UK Release: Cinemas 23rd February 2024