Oh boy, I’ve been waiting…and dreading, the eventual release of writer/director Chloe Domont’s brilliantly twisted Sundance hit, Fair Play. Imagine an erotic corporate thriller in the vein of classic Michael Douglas movies, but with all of the gender and workplace politics that are such hot-button issues today. It’s a truly messed up movie that will make you look at Alden Ehrenreich in a different light, while possibly heralding Bridgerton actress Phoebe Dynevor’s arrival on the main stage.
The film starts with an engagement. Ehrenreich and Dynevor star as a New York couple who are madly in love. They also work at the same high-powered firm, where he is a rising star on the verge of a big promotion. Nobody at work knows about their romantic situation. But when the job instead goes to her, it sends their relationship, both at home and in the workplace, spiraling uncontrollably.
This movie goes to some wild places, and you will not know where it’s headed. As I said in my review from Sundance…
“Domont crafts a complicated, but wildly entertaining knockout of a film exploring how fragile a relationship built on money and power can be…The screenplay expertly balances a number of spinning plates that are threatening to topple over.”
Also starring Eddie Marsan, Rich Sommer, and Sebastian de Souza, Fair Play opens in theaters on September 29th followed by Netflix on October 13th.