Monogamy (2011)

Increasingly anxious about his impending marriage to Nat (Rashida Jones) and thoroughly bored with his day job as a wedding photographer, Theo (Chris Messina) establishes a hobby: he's hired by clients to clandestinely snap voyeuristic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 11, 2011
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2011
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

The conceit is a decent idea for a thriller, if not a terribly original one, but Shapiro loses the rhythm with a plodding story and a pat ending we can see coming a mile away.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Shapiro puts his own stamp on voyeur cinema.

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Monogamy asks us to root for lovers who seem disinterested in their own future.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Monogamy is a tough little movie. And a good one.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Despite the ominous feel, this is a mystery about losing or gaining lives and unknown detours.

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Brian Orndorf

I walked away from the film disappointed, but there are some powerful ideas and performances buried somewhere in here, underneath the performance art itches.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

There are certain filmmakers who should have their Cassavetes card revoked, and on the evidence of "Monogamy,'' Dana Adam Shapiro has joined their ranks.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

With modest resources, some nice digital camerawork and an appealing cast -- the likable Ms. Jones draws you in easily -- Mr. Shapiro keeps you engaged even when his story falters.

Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

This indie film about a young couple with various commitment issues is written with a lot of snap, crackle and pop culture cool.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "Monogamy," Theo(Chris Messina), a photographer, and Nat(Rashida Jones), a guitarist, may not have much but they have each other.(Theo also plays… More
Glenn Gaylord
Dana Adam Shapiro is best known for the exciting and inspiring documentary, MURDER BALL, for which he received an Academy Award nomination 5 years ago.… More