Movie Review – What Happened to Monday?

Movie Review - What Happened to Monday?

Sidney Moyers, Associate Editor-in-Chief

I think we can all agree that movies are probably one of the greatest forms of entertainment. That being said, it’s not surprising that Netflix has millions on top of millions of paid streaming subscribers. I am one of those millions and I’m constantly on the lookout for a new movie or series to fall in love with.

Aside from the awesome Netflix Original shows like Stranger Things, Netflix also has some pretty incredible original movies like the August release of the film What Happened to Monday?

The movie takes place in an extremely overpopulated society where each family is only permitted one child. However, with all of the hormones that end up in the food supply, having twins, triplets or even sextuplets is actually common. So what do they do with all of the other children? Well, the government puts them into a frozen sleep. Or at least, that’s what everyone is told.

The story follows the lives of seven identical siblings who are forced to live in hiding. They all live under the singular identity of the name Karen Settman and live their lives through this name. Each child is actually named after the days of the week, but can only go outside on the day that is their name. So, Monday is able to go outside every Monday, Tuesday is able to go outside every Tuesday and so on. Everything goes according to plan for decades until one of them, Monday, goes missing without a trace.

While this might sound kind of on the silly side to most people, the movie is amazing and has an interesting way of making you wonder about what it would be like if we were in a society where every family was only allowed one child. The movie is enticing and full of action and suspense. While I did predict the ending, as I do with many movies because I watch them so much, it was still intense and full of excitement.

So, if you’re like me and you’re fascinated with books or movies that mimic and challenge the current issues in our society, then I would highly encourage you to give this film a try and see if you like it as much as I did.