Tell Me Why I Don't Like Mondays 

Narrated through her diary, the story is a fictional account of Laura, a petite self-destructive and remote teenager living a drug fuelled dead-end, latch-key existence in a Southern Californian suburb.


Marcus Thompson

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Comments: Pre Production has commenced in Canada where the film will be shot mainly
Updated: 28 December 2018
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Ninet Tayeb ... Jenny (as Ninette Tayeb)


Mondays is a fictitious account loosely based on the first mass school shooting in California in 1979. The film takes its title from the global hit single of the same name performed by The Boomtown Rats. 'Mondays' is a chilling and perceptive insight into the life of Laura as told through her diary. A petite, self-destructive and remote teenager living a fantasy fuelled latchkey life in a Southern Californian suburb in 1979. Laura spends her time skipping school, drinking her abusive father's bourbon, and experimenting with drugs to numb her motherless, meaningless existence. "Controversial at the time, the subject matter has now become all too familiar," says film director Marcus Thompson, who co-wrote the final screenplay. "The contrast between the real world of Laura's tiny bedroom and the breath-taking vastness of the Nevada desert accentuate the sense of adventure and freedom that the mixed up and trapped teenager so desperately seeks in her solitude. Long lenses, trailing dust, ... Written by Marcus Thompson

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