MONDAY is dangerous and delightful
The iconic press photo of Sebastian Stan's naked ass on an Athens street decorated for Christmas is the perfect introduction to MONDAY, an adventurous rom-com of love and betrayal with two fantastic leads.
The film begins with pulsing disco music as Chloe (Denise Gough) - who is to return to the states the next day - cannot get through to her boyfriend. When she turns and sees Stan, she throws herself into his arm and their adventure begins till they end up naked making love on the beach.
We know this plot – two strangers desperate for love, with the deadline of returning home to the US then next day coloring everything. But Sam and Clare return to kiss and clench again and again, their lives unexpectedly intertwining. Their naked motorcycle ride through the streets of Athens must have been a blast to shoot.
The plotting of Rob Hayes and Argyris Papadimitropoulos screenplay is terrific, the locations exotic. The two stars – especially her – will make you laugh just before ripping your heart out. Papadimitropoulos also directs.
Monday is fun, sexy, and a good time. It is currently featured on NetFlix and the IFC Channel.