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What Happened to Monday Movie Review

Updated on August 18, 2017
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Alec is a film critic with a true passion for the film industry & hopes his reviews and articles will help launch his career.

What Happened to Monday, also known as Seven Sisters, is the latest film on Noomi Rapace's spectacular resumé. In this film, she portrays seven different characters, all identical sisters. The film takes place in a future where the world's population has gotten out of control. Food is becoming scarce and there are more children being born that will not be able to be fed. In order to control the population, a new organization called the Child Allocation Bureau is formed. The law allows only one child per family. Any more children will be rounded up by the CAB and put into cryostasis (frozen in a sleep state) until the population becomes stable again.

Thins become complicated when Terrence Settman's daughter dies in childbirth, leaving him with seven grandchildren. He names each one after a day in the week. Terrence allows one child to go outside on the day of the week that matches their name. He also had to resort to dire measures a few times. What happens to one, happens to them all. If one gets a cut, they all have to be cut in order to keep up the charade.

One day, 30 years later, Monday goes missing. When she doesn't come home for a whole day, the other six sisters become worried. What follows is an intense and sometimes horrific series of events that beg the question: how far would you go to save family?

Noomi never fails to impress me with her skills. Mastering one personality is hard enough, especially when it doesn't match your own, but to master seven different personalities and pull it off so brilliantly is genuine genius. Writers Max Botkin and Kerry Williamson have woven together a story so intricate that is brilliantly brought to the screen by director Tommy Wirkola. Their work is so immersive that you'll be unable to tear your eyes from the screen from start to finish.

In conclusion, I highly recommend this film. it is on Netflix now so by all means log in, sit back, and enjoy. I give it a perfect 4 out of 4.

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