We request a video like this for basically every property. Even the ones that don’t really need the ending explained. It’s just really cool to hear the directors break down the thought process behind an ending, even if we understand why things happened the way they happened. So, mad props to Chloe Domont for the Fair Play explainer.
And, truly …this one kinda doesn’t need it. Or maybe, for some, it does. Perhaps some people will get so caught up in the amazing performances and hearing Domont break it down will help put it into perspective. Either way, it’s a really good reminder of intentionality in a performance — as well as the power of directing choices.
Some shows and movies truly need their endings explained. In the case of others, we just kind of enjoy seeing people talk about the process behind them.
When a coveted promotion at a cutthroat financial firm arises, once supportive exchanges between lovers Emily (Phoebe Dynevor) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich) begin to sour into something more sinister. As the power dynamics irrevocably shift in their relationship, the couple must face the true price of success and the unnerving limits of ambition. In her feature debut, writer-director Chloe Domont weaves a taut relationship thriller, staring down the destructive gender dynamics that pit partners against each other in a world that is transforming faster than the rules can keep up. Also starring Eddie Marsan, Rich Sommer, and Sebastian De Souza, Fair Play unravels the uncomfortable collision of empowerment and ego.
Fair Play is now available on Netflix.