“Monday” on Showtime: You know what K.C. sang “Rainy days and Mondays”…well switch out Crazy for rainy

Surely I’m not the only one who justifies her/his staying in and saving money by this self-shaming scold; You subscribe to two streaming services, find something at home to watch. So my thriftiness led me to “Monday” released in 2021. Once I’m done posting this, I’ll be reading the other human who saw this, John Anderson of The Wall Street Journal to get his take.
Here’s the fun element of choosing something you know not much about, that there’s always coincidences and signs that this was the movie for me. (All I knew was from the trailer: steamy romance rated R).
My first impressions were, oh fun, two Americans in Athens, Greece. I’d love to go there. But as the movie rolls on, Greece looks more about the kindhearted people who run the institutions (the police certainly seem ultra reasonable) and then the youth or wanna be youths who party like it’s 1999 at night. True? Not sure, but will inquire with the few Greeks I know. If it’s all about the night life, I think I’ll pass. I just like sunshine, good food and well, it’s not partying until the wee hours (or even midnight).
The writer and director is Argyris Papadimitropoulos, dare you to say that three times correctly, and though the premise is intriguing (two ex-pats shack up together), the outcome seems annoying. I won’t spoil it by telling you the plot points, but safe to say, one of them is supposedly immature and yet it’s the other who turns out to be a whack job. Yet said whack job is certainly not self-aware or doesn’t have to account for any bad behavior.
Don’t get me wrong, the film was fun to watch, I enjoyed the intimacy and chemistry between the two main characters: Denise Gough very believable and Sebastian Stan who was terrific as Tommy Lee in the Pam and Tommy mini series.
So, it’s no Worst Person in the World by any stretch, but it saved me my 12 dollar theater night ticket and satisfied my movie a week fixation.

By Goldie

Aspiring writer who has retired from the institution of education. I've written plays, three of which have been performed both in Rochester NY and here in Sarasota FL. I also write stand up and obviously, film critique. My comment section does not work, so please email me your comments at irun2eatpizza@hotmail.com

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