Film Reviews

What Happened To Monday? (2017)


Starring: Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe

Director: Tommy Wirkola

In a dystopian future, families are restricted to having only one child, all others are put into cryosleep by the government. But the Settman siblings are born, seven sisters, their father chooses to teach them to live secretly sharing one life. Each gets one day of the week outdoors while the others live at home. They manage to grow up in secret, but one day their sister Monday disappears. What has happened to her?

Noomi Rapace plays all of the seven Settman sisters, all of which are named after their day of the week in this Netflix produced film. Each daughter does have a different feel to her, and Rapace does a good job of creating a set of characters, though they’re not vastly varied. Their father is played by Willem Dafoe, who is a pretty solid performer, and Glen Close is Cayman, the politician whose government rules people’s lives and who may be even more nefarious than she initially seems.

I love a dystopian future in films, and this one does OK on action and world creation. This film feels oddly a little bit like a TV show, but I can’t put my finger on why. It’s enjoyable without being all that innovative. It’s fun and has good actors and performances, sets and locations, and yet… I’m not sure why but it feels a little slight. A little predictable. But that said, I did enjoy watching this and liked Rapace as all the different sisters.

See It If: you like dystopian futures and sci fi, it’s entertaining if a little light.

7 thoughts on “What Happened To Monday? (2017)”

  1. Unfortunately this one isn’t available for me, which is a real shame as this is a film that sounds like something I would really enjoy watching. Hopefully ot comes out soon, as I like the premise you are describing here and Noomi Rapace is a great actress. Fantastic review as always 😀

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      1. It is supposed to done out here, only later (somewhere in November if I am correct, so I just have to wait a bit 😊). Oh well, it’s not like I don’t have anything else to watch 😂

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