“Fair Play” (2023) | Movie on Netflix. Review: Work, love, finances and betrayal

Fair Play is a 2023 thriller film written and directed by Chloe Domont. The film stars Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Eddie Marsan, and Rich Sommer.

“Fair Play” is a movie about ambition and how a professional relationship can affect a romantic relationship. In every place, there is an expression for this that ultimately recommends the same thing: not mixing love and work.

It’s difficult not to do so when, as in this case, both protagonists work ten hours a day and have no time for anything else but the company.

Plot

Emily and Luke are engaged, attractive, and have a promising future. There’s only one problem: they work at the same company, and company protocol doesn’t accept it. The problem arises when she gets promoted and he slowly starts losing his position in the complex corporate organization.

Fair Play
Fair Play

Review of “Fair Play”

“Fair Play” is a more or less classic thriller that, without aiming too high, provides an enjoyable time but is easily forgotten. It features good performances, a well-crafted atmosphere, and a coherent yet not brilliant script. It’s a movie where everything works, but nothing seems to want to shine, and nothing manages to make it stand out in a web-like corporate story that, if it had more impactful elements, would have been more striking as well.

It’s a movie focused more on dialogues than on situations, more on tension between the actors than on memorable sequences. It’s a more introspective and melancholic film than what a thriller seems to promise.

It effectively portrays the downfall of the couple due to circumstances and ambition, and of course, it has that always excellent third protagonist, New York, with its excessive ambition and the business world that mercilessly devours all souls with ease.

The best part of the movie is actress Phoebe Dynevor, who skillfully portrays a double-faced character, a thriller character that captivates with every gaze and deceitfully attracts us.

Our Opinion

An elegant movie that looks good but is easily forgotten due to lacking the strength of an original proposition.

Release Date

October 6, 2023

Where to Watch Fair Play

Netflix

Movie Trailer

Fair Play

The Cast

Phoebe Dynevor
Phoebe Dynevor

Phoebe Harriet Dynevor, born on April 17, 1995, is an actress from England. She is widely recognized for her portrayal of Daphne, the fourth child of the Bridgerton family, in the period drama series Bridgerton (2020–2022) on Netflix. Dynevor began her acting career as a child in the school drama Waterloo Road (2009–2010), which aired on BBC One. She then went on to have recurring roles in several BBC series, including Prisoners’ Wives (2012–2013) and Dickensian (2015–2016), as well as the TV Land comedy-drama Younger (2017–2021). Additionally, she had a role in the crime series Snatch (2017–2018) on Crackle.

Alden Ehrenreich
Alden Ehrenreich

Alden Ehrenreich, an American actor, started his career with appearances in Supernatural (2005) and Francis Ford Coppola’s films Tetro (2009) and Twixt (2011). He then took on supporting roles in the 2013 films Blue Jasmine and Stoker before gaining praise for his performance in the Coen brothers’ comedy Hail, Caesar! (2016). Read more

Sebastian de Souza
Sebastian de Souza
Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan

Rich Sommer
Geraldine Somerville
Sia Alipour
Jim Sturgeon
Jamie Wilkes

Fair Play
Fair Play

Fair Play

Fair Play

Movie title: Fair Play

Movie description: An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a young couple's relationship to the brink, threatening to unravel not only their recent engagement but their lives.

Date published: October 5, 2023

Country: United States

Duration: 113 mins

Director(s): Chloe Domont

Writer(s): Chloe Domont

Cinematography: Menno Mans

Music: Brian McOmber

Actor(s): Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Sebastian de Souza, Eddie Marsan, Rich Sommer, Geraldine Somerville, Sia Alipour, Jim Sturgeon, Jamie Wilkes

Genre: Thriller

Companies: MRC Film, Star Thrower Entertainment, T-Street, Netflix

Our Opinion

An elegant movie that looks good but is easily forgotten due to lacking the strength of an original proposition.

Overall

3
Alice Lange
Alice Lange
Alice Lange is a content editor with an unbridled passion for all things film related. With her keen eye for detail and expert storytelling abilities, she has established herself as one of the most sought-after editors in the industry. Her work on MCM's film reviews has captivated audiences.
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