‘Monday’ Review: Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough in an Indie Drama of Love and Other Drugs

‘Monday’ Review: Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough in an Indie Drama of Love and Other Drugs
Some movies can bring out the life coach in you, the one who wants to get the characters to straighten up and fly right. Is that just because they’re behaving badly? Not exactly. Bad behavior is half of what movies are. No, when a film nudges your inner life coach, it’s because someone onscreen is up to something so wrongheaded that it ceases to be clear whether it’s him or the movie that needs an intervention.

For a while, “Monday” gives you the fizzy sensation that it’s just what an indie romantic comedy should be: buoyant and real, full of the sexiness of smashed boundaries, with two alluring free spirits at its center. At a disco house party in Athens, Chloe (Denise Gough), an American visitor who’s in the middle of a drunken breakup via cell phone, meets Mickey (Sebastian Stan), an American expatriate who’s DJ-ing the party,
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