Releasing Date:- 06 Oct, 2023
Genre:- Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Cinema:- Movie (English)
Streaming on:- Netflix
IMDb Rating:- 6.6/10
Cast & Crew:-
Director:- Chloe Domont
Actor:- Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Eddie Marsan, Rich Sommer,
Sebastian De Souza
Fair Play Story:-
Fresh off of their recent engagement, successful New York couple Emily and Luke are smitten with one another. The lovers’ encouraging conversations start to turn ominous when a chance to get a desired advancement at a competitive financial organization comes. Luke and Emily are forced to confront the real cost of success and the unsettling boundaries of ambition as the power dynamics in their relationship drastically change.
Fair Play Review:-
“Fair Play” is a fantastically malicious erotic thriller about two ambitious financial analysts who drink too much, sleep too little, and can’t afford to bring their emotions to work. The problem is that Emily (Phoebe Dynevor) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich) are secretly engaged, which exacerbates the tension when their employer, Campbell (an imposing Eddie Marsan), promotes her over him. “I’m so happy for you,” Luke mumbles. Emily believes him (for a time), but Chloe Domont, the writer and director of this flawless debut picture, predicts this marriage won’t survive her biting remarks on money, gender, and power. Domont destroys their happiness with a shiv rather than a sledgehammer.
The anguish that ensues is a star-making performance for Dynevor and a star-correcting performance for Ehrenreich, who, as a nepotism hire befuddled by his first brush with failure, reminds audiences why we’ve been cheering for him to succeed.Emily and Luke take separate paths to One Crest Capital each morning, pretending to be strangers. Our leads, while magnetic and madly in love, aren’t any more evolved than their coworkers. “I didn’t get into this to be a hero,” Emily confesses. One sight gag captures the corporate culture: Emily, Luke, and their coworkers spacing out during workplace harassment training while an upper-level portfolio manager demolishes his desk with a golf club in the backdrop.
The scene is well-staged — cinematographer Menno Mans maneuvers his camera like a comedian building to a punchline — and it packs a punch of dread. Our lovebirds should have followed those conflict resolution guidelines. Domont, on the other hand, strikes from the flank. Emily detects impending threats, but they are never what she or us expect. When Campbell dupes Emily into meeting him for a 2 a.m. drink, she is relieved to discover that he has chosen her out just to privately laud her intelligence and drive. Later, at a strip joint, Emily’s male coworkers try to scare her with horrible frat house stories that wouldn’t even make it into Penthouse.
She’s bored — what jerks! The true threat is Luke’s silence, how he punishes Emily by withdrawing and becoming mulish. Nothing she says or does can make her fiancé smile, and her disastrously arrogant attempts to relieve the burden only make matters worse.
While these high-level investors claim to risk millions on unbiased facts, “Fair Play” argues that fortunes are made by betting on whose perspective you trust. Domont revels in this collision and covers the film with as many dramatic contrasts as she can find: romance vs blood, violence versus perception, and harsh battles set to sweet soul music.
As the verbal wounds turn into physical injuries, we understand Domont has duped us into investing our sympathies in these two emotionally bankrupt young lovers who can handle volatility in the stock market but not in themselves. Luke tries to defend his conduct before the knives are drawn. “I’ve been nothing but supportive!” he claims. The most depressing aspect is that he believes it.
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