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Best New York Narrative Award Tribeca Film Fest
"Superb" -Filmmaker Magazine
"Inventive... Float[s] sly observations on the benignly predatory wedding industry and the subverted misogyny lurking behind affluent males' knee-jerk anti-matrimonialism" -Village Voice
"As a director and writer, [filmmaker Dana Adam] Shapiro demonstrates a knack for authenticity...that makes Monogamy a thoughtful and engrossing character study" -Cinematical
"Suspenseful and provocative" -Los Angeles Times
½ "Confident and compelling" -Chicago Metromix
"The grain and grime are nicely reminiscent of any number of New York-set movies from the 1970s" -NewCity Chicago
Theo (Chris Messina) and Nat (Rashida Jones, an aspiring folksinger-songwriter) are engaged to be married, living what seems to be a comfortable life of love, music, and laughter in their cozy Brooklyn apartment. But Theo is bored with his job as a wedding photographer -- the generic backgrounds, the artificial posing, the stilted newlyweds -- so he develops the unconventional side business "Gumshoot," a service where clients hire him to secretly stalk them with his camera. When he is called out on a job to snap pictures of an exhibitionist mystery woman (Meital Dohan), a simple gig develops into a voyeuristic obsession that forces Theo to confront uncomfortable truths about himself and his impending marriage.
Monogamy has pitch-perfect performances by Messina and Jones, and it is the first narrative feature from Oscar-nominated director Dana Adam Shapiro (Murderball) which combines a mystery-thriller with a relationship drama that is an acutely observed portrait of a relationship on the brink. (Tribeca Film Festival) Winner of Tribeca's Best New York Film Award, Monogamy has been hailed as "the smartest film about 30-something sex and marriage since Sex, Lies, and Videotape."
Directed by Dana Adam Shapiro, U.S.A., 2010, 94 mins.