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About the Movie
Mona (Eleanore Pienta) is a mentally unbalanced and very pregnant young woman in a hideous orange coat. Without any friends to speak of and alienated from her hoochie mama coworkers at a crummy Brooklyn supermarket, Mona maintains a strangely close relationship with her campy, recovering alcoholic mother May (Dana Eskelson). Mona's sister Jordan (Molly Plunk) is an unemployable party girl, estranged from May and making life hell for her increasingly fed up girlfriend Sylve (Keisha Zollar). In the final days of her pregnancy, Mona draws her mother, sister, and anybody who happens to get caught in her wake into her hectic life as she drifts further from reality.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 7
- Fresh: 6
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 8.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The actresses bring heart and nuance to their characters, whose verbal pushing and shoving go with their sisterly and maternal bonds.
Fresh: One of the most refreshing things about See You Next Tuesday is its refusal to regard Mona as a tragic subject to be lamented from a dramatic remove.
Fresh: A black comedy that offers no apologies for its dysfunctional characters and scorched-earth dialogue.
Fresh: Tuesday locks the viewer into a disturbed character's head space, generating terror from the possibility it will erupt upon the world at large.
No matter which way I look or think about it -- I just love this twisted little movie.
As a dark comedy, it works. As a study of human eccentricity it works. As a study of lesbian friendships, bonds and love set in the modern urban world, it works. As a study of a an off-beat person who may or may not be headed toward a full-on mental breakdown, it works.
It is aggressively profane, transgressive and somehow poignant all at once. Nearly every character who comes into Mona’s world is struggling to find a place and voice in a culture that continues to marginalize anyone who fails to comfortably fit into White Patriarchal Society, It is rare to see a film so funny have this much to say. It is sort of like what might happen if John Waters and Susan Sontag had created some secret love child.
Most importantly, the actors bring it all to life and Tobia has crafted a film that holds unique place in Queer Film, Feminist Film, Film Theory and Independent Film in general. Sadly, it has yet to connect to its audience. I highly recommend it.