Monday is a 2020 drama film directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, from a screenplay he wrote with Rob Hayes. It stars Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough. The film had its world premiere on September 11, 2020, at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival as part of TIFF Industry Selects. It was released in the United States on April 16, 2021, by IFC Films. The film received mixed reviews from critics.
At a party one hot summer night in Athens, Greece, Mickey is introduced to Chloe. The attraction between the pair is immediately palpable—so palpable that before they know it they’re waking up naked on the beach on Saturday morning.
Unfortunately, they wake up naked and surrounded by families, children – and police, who wait for them to dress before taking them into the station. But when they get there, the captain orders the cuffs removed and asks the cops exactly what they expect to charge them with. When the cops reply, “Indecent exposure,” the captain snorts and tells them to sign his book and go away.
Chloe has left a toxic relationship and is leaving for America in two days, but her purse is in the house where the party was. Since Mickey can’t get Argyris, his friend and business partner, on the phone, he invites her to join him on an island where he has a DJ gig.
They spend the day on the island, dancing and getting to know one another. By the end of the night a romance has developed and Mickey tries to convince Chloe to stay in Greece; she rebuffs him, and when Argyris brings her purse to her apartment, they part awkwardly.
The next night Mickey sulks as Argyris and his friends sit in his home; Argyris realizes Mickey has fallen in love with Chloe and convinces him to go to the airport. The big romantic gesture works, and the next thing we see is the two lovers moving in together.
They are truly in love… but Mickey is an irresponsible free spirit and Chloe is an immigration lawyer. Can this work?
Mickey’s old band mate visits and with Chloe passed out on the couch after dinner, they do cocaine in the bathroom and she tries to convince him to join her on the road, writing songs and performing. The implication seems to be that they will presumably spark up an old romance. Mickey seems tempted, but Chloe comes in, needing to use the toilet, and the spell is broken.