What Happened to Monday

Synopsis: In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (all of them portrayed by Noomi Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home.
Director(s): Tommy Wirkola
Production: Netflix
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?"

I like it. Did you write that?

No, ma'am.

That's the great Langston Hughes,

jazz king of Harlem.

Haven't I already told you that?

Must have slipped my mind.

Tell me, Miss Settman, what's your secret?

Last night, you're puking in the planter,

but, today, you're looking fresh as a daisy.

Dinner is served.

- That's interesting.

- Spreadsheets for tomorrow.

I'm starving.

- You are always starving.

- I think you might have worms.

Oh, come on, Saturday.

I hope I have worms.

We can cook them next week.

- Ugh, that's gross.

- It's delicious.

It's kind of beautiful.

- It's a fucking rat.

- It's actually quite good.

At least, it tastes like something,

unlike that engineered shit you're eating.

Oh, come on, Wednesday. You'd eat anything.

Deep-fried pig dick on a stick.

You'd buy it and you'd eat it.

Are you okay?

- I'm fine.

- You seem...

I know. It's just...

my big presentation is tomorrow.

You mean "our" presentation.

No thanks to you

getting shitfaced last night.

Yeah, Eddie said you threw up in the planter.

I didn't know what to say.

I felt really embarrassed.

I was entertaining one of our clients.

I might have overdone it

on the martinis. Shoot me.

You have to tell us everything, Saturday.

How can you be so stupid?

I'm just tired. Tomorrow's a big day.

If we get this promotion,

it's all thanks to Friday.

She makes us all look like a genius.

It's a team effort.

You guys did the legwork.

I just crunch numbers.

Seven minds are better than one.

You must work collectively.

You're stronger together than you are alone.

In time, we will select a career

that capitalizes on your joint skills.

What are you waiting for?

Go on, go on. Solve the problem.

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Max Botkin

Max Botkin is an American screenwriter and producer. Botkin's original script for What Happened to Monday? was featured on the 2010 Blacklist for best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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