Have you ever been so attracted to someone that you want to give up everything to be with them?
That is what happens in the steam romance flick Monday. Mickey (Sebastian Stan) and Chloe (Denise Gough), two American expats, meet one night at a party in Athens, Greece. Sparks fly instantly and before they know it, they are spending a whirlwind weekend together. But as the two lovebirds try to take their infatuation and turn it into a proper relationship, they realize that Monday morning will still roll around eventually.
Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough lead the film brilliantly with their palpable chemistry. I don’t think it would have been half as good without them as the two main characters. They really meshed well together and I could tell that they put everything they had into these roles.
This is not your typical rom-com however, so don’t let the steamy love scenes and declarations of love fool you. It becomes evident as the movie goes on that both Mickey and Chloe have baggage that they are trying to run away from. This is what ultimately puts their relationship to the test as they learn more about each other. Will their differences bring them closer together or will it tear them apart?
What didn’t work for me here was that the story did drag on at some points. I understand that the relationship was at the forefront and therefore pivotal, but at times, I started getting bored. It was almost predictable in a way. And even though the timeline took place over the course of a year, it sometimes felt as though nothing had really happened at all.
Still, Monday was an interesting film that I am glad I watched. I’m sure we have all had that one person come into our lives that has consumed us like in Mickey and Chloe’s case and I enjoyed seeing that unfold on screen. I just wish it hadn’t left me feeling confused and yearning for more.