An Honest Review

What Happened to Monday-An Honest Review

An honest, biased review of the 2017 film ‘What Happened to Monday’.

The 2017 movie, also known as ‘Seven Sisters’ in some countries, was directed by Tommy Wirkola and written by Max Botkin and Kerry Williamson. It’s the story of seven sisters living in secret in a world with a strict one-child policy.

( Noomi Rapace ) Photo by Gage Skidmore

Warning, Spoilers Ahead


The sisters ( Noomi Rapace ) were whatever the 7th form of triplets are called, since birth they’ve been living in secret. In this future world, women are not allowed to give birth to more than one child, implying that twins, triplets and so on are terminated until only one is left. Their Mother died at childbirth, so they were raised by their Grandfather Terrence ( Willem Dafoe ).

( Willem Dafoe ) Photo by Gordon Correll

Given how there were seven children, Dafoe named them Monday-Sunday, one for each day. All of whom were played by the same Swedish actress, Noomi Rapace. They live in an apartment in secret. Each sister gets to leave the apartment once a week, based on their names. At the end of the day, they have a ‘End of day discussion’ where they exchange every last detail about their time outside the apartment.

Monday is out and about, doing her everyday stuff until suddenly, she dissapears. The next day, Tuesday dissapears after an encounter with Nicolette Clayman ( Glenn Close ). In fact, the movie is basically just same actress but X day dies/dissapears the movie.

After the dissapearence of Tuesday along with the sisters launching their investigation, the CAB as their called, launch an invasuon of the secret apartment. They also mention the mission should be done silenty, so what’s the first thing they do? Shoot the receprionist point blank in the face. They actually lose.

The next act of the movie basically sees the Day sisters getting killed off one by one. Wednesday is shot. Thursday: Today the CAB agents to invade them once again. One of them die, I think it was Sunday. It’s kinda’ hard to tell considering they were all played by the same actress. Then Friday blows herself and the apartment up to kill the agents and let Thursday live on.

( Glenn Close ) Photo by Mingle Media TV

Eventually one of the sisters make it to Clayman and it turns out that Monday is alive and plans to replcace her sisters’ identity with just herself. The day Sister exposes Clayman infront of a large crowd of her child termination method. The remaining day and I wanna say Tuesday survive. The End.


Overall, What Happened to Monday was a decent film. I do find myself wondering how some minor logic points are missing in the film, like how the sisters have gone over 30 years purchasing food for seven people, and not getting noticed. Or how The Sisters developed Spanish sounding accents while having grown up around regular accented Willem Dafoe.

Regarding the film’s questionable logic. It was a decent flick. 7/10.

-The Screenwriter

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