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Monogamy (2010)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 24 April 2010 (USA)
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The strained relationship of an engaged Brooklyn couple, Theo (Chris Messina) and Nat (Rashida Jones). Theo is bored with his job as a wedding photographer-the generic backgrounds, the ... See full summary »

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Dana Adam Shapiro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Messina ... Theo
Rashida Jones ... Nat
Meital Dohan ... Subgirl
Zak Orth ... Quinny
Ivan Martin ... Will
Madison Arnold ... Mr. Margolin
Sarah Burns ... Ella
Paul Diomede Paul Diomede ... Man
Hannah Gilli Hannah Gilli ... Hannah
Neal Huff ... Dr. Gleeman
Adam Pally ... Allen
Mason Pettit ... Groom
Samantha Sherman ... Bride
Gil Rogers Gil Rogers ... Mr. Lasky
Emily Tremaine ... Redhead
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The strained relationship of an engaged Brooklyn couple, Theo (Chris Messina) and Nat (Rashida Jones). Theo is bored with his job as a wedding photographer-the generic backgrounds, the artificial posing, the stilted newlyweds-so he develops an unconventional side business, called "Gumshoot," a service where clients hire him to stalk them with his camera. Becoming infatuated with one of his clients, a mystery woman who goes by the name Subgirl (Meital Dohan), Theo develops a voyeuristic obsession that forces him to confront uncomfortable truths about himself and his impending marriage. Written by vjn

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,476, 13 March 2011

Gross USA:

$21,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,527
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Color
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Won Best New York Narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival 2010. See more »

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
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Performed by Hannah Gilli
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What happens to Rashida Jones here?!?
13 July 2011 | by twilliams76See all my reviews

A small Tribeca Film Fest entry, Monogamy has a nice and respectable performance at its heart (Rashida Jones -- The Social Network, I Love You Man, "Parks and Recreation"); but the story boggles itself down with a delirious subtext of obsession that I found distracting and overly time-consuming.

The story is about a young NYC couple a few months away from their upcoming marriage -- Jones and Chris Messina (Julie & Julia, Devil, Away We Go) -- who come upon a rough spot in their relationship. A wedding photographer by day who has grown bored with the monotony and routine of it all, Theo (Messina) starts up a side job which has clients contact him to take voyeuristic photographs of them (in secret).

Theo quickly becomes obsessed with his latest client known as "Subgirl" and, well, his obsession takes over not only his life and relationship but the film as well. It became too consuming for this viewer because (at the film's beginning) Monogamy appeared to be about the couple (equally!). Unfortunately and frustratingly (for us), about thirty minutes into the film there are longs spells with NO Jones (she disappears!) ... and this hurts the film (just as it would a relationship).

The story is a decent one -- one about fidelity and devotion -- but it takes some spills with Theo's perplexed mind. While the story is realistic and the relationship at its core doesn't appear to be "acted" (well done by both Messina and Jones); I think the film took too many strolls from the narrative thread that mattered and in doing-so relegated Jones to a minor character (again ... a drastic error!).

That the film isn't consistent would be my biggest complaint of Monogamy. I liked what I saw until what I saw didn't matter (such as Jones taking the backseat in her own movie) ... and that is about a third of the film while Theo is busy being a voyeur.

That -- itself -- is kind of strange/ironic as voyeurism is "watching" and those scenes were the least-watchable ones in Monogamy. This film isn't ALWAYS pleasant and happy and that is as it should be. It is a realistic depiction of a crumbling and strained relationship that is faced with questions that those involved might not want to answer and/or face. I do know that if Rashida Jones hadn't basically been written-out of half of the film, Monogamy would have been better than it is.


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