What Happened to Monday

What Happened to Monday is a new Netflix movie set in a dystopian future where overpopulation coupled with scare resources has prompted a law to ban siblings. Essentially this is a variation of China’s one child policy. The government agency responsible for enforcing the law in the movie is know as the Child Allocation Bureau. The head of the bureau, Nicolette Cayman, is played by actor Glenn Close. There is an uncanny resemblance to that of Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. Others have said that Hillary Clinton also fits.

The plot of the  movie revolves around a grandfather, played by William DeFoe, who secrets away his daughter’s septuplets. He raises these seven twins to be aware of their precarious situation and the strict rules that must be obeyed if they are to survive in society. Each is named for a day of the week, and each is only allowed outside of their apartment on the day of the week for which they are named. A misstep of anyone one of them in the world outside imperils the future of them all.

What happens when Monday doesn’t return at the end of her day?

It’s not a perfect a movie. There are things to criticize and plot holes best ignored. In my opinion this is an incredibly prolife movie. Do yourself a favor this weekend and see this movie.

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