*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“You’re everything to me…”
Fair Play premiered on Netflix on October 6th 2023. The erotic thriller-drama stars Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Eddie Marsan, and Rich Sommer. It runs for approximately an hour and fifty-five minutes.
A promotion at a competitive hedge fund puts unnecessary stress on a newly engaged couple, who insist on keeping their relationship a secret at work.
Here is the trailer:
Fair Play takes us into this disturbing corporate world, showing us just how ruthless people can be when it comes to money and power. Is this one worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…
Not what I was expecting…but consuming all the same.
When a film is billed as an erotic thriller, I expect some juicy scenes and some silly nonsense in-between that make for a good guilty pleasure watch. This film was not that. Sure, there were sex scenes, but most of them felt very uncomfortable to watch.
That being said, this film took an intriguing look into the pressures of trying to make it in business. Greed, power, and the obsession with success can damage everything and everyone else around us and I thought this was a compelling watch for the most part.
Both of our leads did an extraordinary job with what they were given. I thought that they both managed to capture my full attention in different ways and they elevated a lot of scenes with their delivery.
The supporting characters felt mostly filler to me, but I think that was sort of the point.
A depressing play for power.
I much preferred the seductive play for control in the recent film, Sanctuary. Fair Play lacked that finesse and depicted a battle to be on top that was filled with desperation. You really have to be in the right mood to watch this film because it will leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth.
I also think this film went on for a little too long. It really only needed an hour and thirty minutes tops…
So am I in or out?
I’m in about 75 percent…
A brutal, dark, and uncomfortable watch.
This film wasn’t what I thought it would be, but it did keep me invested until the end.
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Fair Play in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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