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Parents' Guide to

What Happened to Monday?

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Extremely violent dystopian thriller has sex, cursing.

Movie NR 2017 123 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 13+

Just generally a good movie

I think this movie is good and if you aren’t gonna watch all at once try leave yourself on a cliff hanger, make you more eager to watch it and makes it more interesting I don’t recommend this for children under the age of 13
age 18+

Pro-Life Messaging in a Very Violent Package

What I liked about this movie is that the underlying message is undoubtedly pro-life, whether or not the creators meant it that way. Even in the face of a global crisis, limiting the number of children and killing unwanted ones is NOT the solution, and those who advocate that approach are the villains of this movie. The seven sisters' lives are worth fighting for, down to the last, and there's a twist at the end that extends the message to the unborn as well. Also some positive portrayals of sisterly love and support. That said, this movie is full of cursing, graphic violence, and an extremely graphic sex scene that is not entirely consensual at first. As a result, while I love the message of the movie, I have to urge extreme caution with watching it, especially for teens and younger.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (30 ):

Noomi Rapace's sharp portrayal of identical septuplets, as well as an inventive and intriguing concept, almost save this dystopian thriller from its cliched villains and some ludicrous plot points. Though each of the seven identical sisters is supposed to be unique (one slutty, one brainy, etc.), they're sketchy at best. Rapace brings as much depth as she can to them in the little time each holds the screen. Starting with a provocative premise, What Happened to Monday? ultimately becomes a violent search-and-destroy mission, with one brutal attack and death after another. (Spoiler alert: A particularly stomach-turning element of the story involves the fate of those who are being frozen to await rebirth at a later date.) Definitely not suitable for kids or those who aren't fans of ruthless evil and gore.

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