With all the extra free time due to the coronavirus, I’m looking for anything to pass the time. Recently, I have been going through Netflix and watching shows and movies that I normally wouldn’t have, which is how I stumbled across the film “What Happened to Monday.”
This film is based in an alternate universe where on Earth overpopulation is an increasing problem, forcing couples to have only one kid.
We follow a couple that gave birth to septuplets, each named one of the days of the week. Not wanting to have their children cryogenically frozen until the population is down, the couple keeps them hidden.
Throughout the movie, it shows each daughter’s life on the designated day they are allowed outside, the same as their name, and their fight to keep their secret from the government and their peers.
Actress Noomi Rapaca played the role of all seven sisters and did it phenomenally. She seamlessly switched from sister to sister without forgetting each sisters’ unique quirks.
I went into the movie with low expectations, because I would normally not watch movies like this. My main genre of movies that I watch and enjoy is comedies. This was nowhere near a comedy, but it surprised me.
The shots throughout the movie, especially the action shots, were unique and creative ways of giving extra information to the scene.
The plot progressed at a pleasing pace, not too fast and not too slow. It did a good job keeping my attention , which is difficult because I have a very short attention span.
The downside to the movie is that, to me, it seemed extremely predictable. I knew what was going to happen as soon as the characters were introduced.
Another downside is that the plot seemed to work itself out too often. What I mean by this is that whatever the film needed to continue the plot just magically happened, no matter how far-fetched it was.
Despite the downsides, I still recommend that people watch this movie. It is not an award-winning masterpiece that will top your all-time movies list, but if you have two hours and nothing to do which is more likely the case than any other time in history, I recommend giving it a watch.
The Mount is produced by the students of Mount Michael Benedictine School.