What Happened To Monday is a movie currently airing on Netflix and released in France as Seven Sisters. It's the story of an overpopulated future where families are only allowed to have one child- any children beyond the first one are taken by the Child Allocation Bureau and put into cryosleep, until such time as the world has more resources. Sounds lovely, right? Well one guy of course breaks the rules and raises seven daughters after his wife dies- the trick is that each girl is allowed to go outside one day a week, the day that corresponds to their name. Oh yeah and each girl is named for a day of the week.
Still with me? Okay it sounds kinda out there but to be honest it's pretty good. I went into this a little skeptical but hopeful, and after an iffy beginning it took off. I would say the first half hour was a little slow, and I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out, but once Monday disappears things start to heat up. The remaining sisters don't know what to do or where Monday is, so they try to find her- but this future society is totally regulated, there are checkpoints everywhere, and it makes Divergent look like happy town.
Noomi Rapace plays Karen Settman, which is the name all seven sisters go by in the world, and kind of like Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black she manages to give each girl their own look and personality. It took me a bit to keep them straight, especially once the action takes off, but it's a fun ride. Glenn Close is in it as well as the big bad- she runs the Child Allocation Bureau naturally- but I was surprised how good this movie turned out to be. There are a few twists along the way, including one I didn't foresee, and the action scenes are well done too.
There are times where the realism factor is a little iffy, it's not perfect by any means, but it's worth a watch.