"Monogamy": So Much More Than a Hipster Blow-Up
The romanticized commitmentphobia that keeps Judd Apatow in gilt-fixtured man caves is brought down to Earth (or Park Slope, anyway) in this inventive indie thriller.
Monogamy follows 30-something Brooklynite Theo (Chris Messina) as he simultaneously slogs through his day job as a wedding photographer, preps for his own impending nuptials to perky Nat (Rashida Jones), and works a side gig taking surreptitious shots of clients who contact him anonymously.
This latter endeavor leads him to a voluptuous blond (Meital Dohan) who enjoys public sex and the photographic documentation thereof and sparks an obsession that threatens Theo's love life and overall mental health.
pens April 1 at Living Room Theaters, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-549-2600, or click here.
The film's final plot twist is easy to spot well before it arrives, but that doesn't detract from its crafty, heartfelt, and surprisingly sound affirmation of getting hitched.
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