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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Monogamy is a tough little movie. And a good one.
| Original Score: B
There are certain filmmakers who should have their Cassavetes card revoked, and on the evidence of "Monogamy,'' Dana Adam Shapiro has joined their ranks.
| Original Score: 2/4
Shapiro puts his own stamp on voyeur cinema.
| Original Score: 3/5
Despite the ominous feel, this is a mystery about losing or gaining lives and unknown detours.
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.
I reached the outer limits of my endurance level after 25 minutes, but you may make it to an hour.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
[An] irksome dither of an indie drama...
| Original Score: C
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.
A painfully dull plunge into the suffocating self-absorption that seems to be killing modern romance: Ask not what your relationship can do for you, but what you can do for your relationship, kiddos!