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Monogamy Trailer Starring Rashida Jones and Chris Messina

Monogamy Trailer: A Darker Look at the Pressures of Commitment

Monogamy is not a romantic comedy. Given its title (and the fact that it stars Rashida Jones and Chris Messina), it sounds like the natural setup for something cute and light. But the film is not only dark, it's creepy. Messina stars as Theo, a wedding photographer planning for his nuptials to his fiancée Nat (Rashida Jones). Theo's life is pretty run-of-the-mill until he starts mixing up his photography work. Clients hire him to candidly capture their everyday routines (think of it as a personal paparazzo); but when he becomes infatuated with a particular customer (Meital Dohan), Theo spirals into a new sexual obsession.

This isn't the first Hollywood drama to address cheating or temptation, but the story's voyeurism aspect adds a new spin on the all too common theme. Even though Theo isn't actively engaging in sex with his mysterious client, can his consuming desire for her be considered infidelity? The film seems to raise these sorts of uncomfortable questions (read: maybe you shouldn't see this one with your partner). Critics already gave it their stamp of approval at the Tribeca Film Festival, so if you're anxious to take a peek for yourself, just

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lizlee89 lizlee89 5 years
this looks so good; I love thrillers and I love Rashida Jones almost as much as I love Chris Messina; but I wonder why it's called "Monogamy?" it doesn't seem like that's what it's about...
testadura67 testadura67 5 years
I saw Monogamy at this year's Cucalorus Film Festival, and I just loved it. It was an unique perspective on relationships, which you don't see much of anymore. Definitely check it out if you can. And don't worry Allie, it's not as creepy as it looks :)
Allie-Merriam Allie-Merriam 5 years
This one looks interesting... you're right that a film with Chris Messina and Rashida Jones doesn't scream creepy! Looks like this one is pretty creepy though.
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