What Happened to Monday Review

What Happened To Monday

I had started watching this movie during Hurricane Irma, but because of many interruptions, like the threat of tornados, I ended the movie about fifteen minutes in and decided to save it for another day. That Saturday finally came and I was able to sit down and actually watch this movie. I had waited a couple of weeks after the hurricane to actually watch this movie and was pretty eager to do so. Keep reading to see if it was worth the wait.

What Happened to Monday is set in the year 2073 where it is illegal to have more than one child, thanks to Nicolette Cayman, played by Glenn Close, who developed the Child Allocation Act. Climate change is in full swing and the world is overpopulated. This means that people having more than one child have to choose which child they want and put the other into cryo-stasis. Thirty years prior to 2073, a set of seven identical girls were born. While their mother died during child birth, their grandfather, played by Willem Dafoe, decides to take the seven girls and name them for each day of the week. During their childhood he’ll train them to be different while inside of their super-secret top of the line technology house, but when they leave the house on the day on the day of the week they’re named for they have to act like the same person. Cut to 2073 where each girl takes on the persona of Karin Settman, played by Noomi Rapace. Everything is going as planned with each girl having her own personality at home, but then being Karin Settman when they go out until Monday goes missing. Has someone found out about what they’re doing, which is highly illegal, or is something else going on? You’ll have to watch and find out in this gripping thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat until the end of the movie.

Wow was this movie awesome. I mean seriously, it was well worth the wait as the whole movie was just mind blowing. Just when you think you have it figured out and you know what happened to Monday, the whole thing changes and your mind is just blown. Like seriously, what a twist and what an ending. Anyway, without spoiling it, I will say that the movie is gripping and held my attention for the full time that it was on. I actually wished it was a little longer and would have concentrated on the girls childhood a little bit more along with a “normal” week before getting into the disappearance of Monday. Other than that, the movie was just perfect. It had a great mix of action and suspense along with a WTF ending just to make it even better.

The star of this movie is clearly Noomi Rapace as she plays seven different roles at once. At first I thought this was going to be awkward even though I am a huge Noomi Rapce fan, but I was completely wrong because she plays each part of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Karin Settman to perfection. When all seven girls are in one place at one time, it’s amazing how she plays each different personality and makes it actually believable. That being said, I also thought that Glenn Close played the perfect villain to this movie because it was one of those roles where you think that she’s trying to help the world when really she’s not.

Overall I give this movie a 5 out of 5.

This movie was amazing and much better than a lot of the AAA movies that are out there today, yes I’m looking at you La La Land. If you have Netflix and want to watch a movie that will keep you guessing to the very end because every time you think you have something figured out you don’t, then this is the movie for you. The whole movie is filled with action and suspense and will have you on the edge of your seat. Definitely one of the Netflix originals that cannot be missed.