FAIR PLAY – Review by Susan Granger

In Fair Play, first-time feature filmmaker Chloe Domont introduces a workplace/erotic melodrama that exemplifies a contemporary dilemma facing many ambitious, highly competitive couples. The first scene introduces Emily and Luke, who are into carnal lust, if not love. And when an engagement ring drops out of Luke’s pocket, Emily realizes that he’s serious about marriage. When a coveted PM (portfolio manager) promotion opens up, there are rumors that Luke is next-in-line, but Emily gets the post, along with an impressive office.

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FAIR PLAY – Review by T.J. Callahan

Fair Play is anything but fair. The new Netflix romantic thriller slices and dices its hard core players mentally and physically and then kicks them to the Wall Street curb showing us that despite our society’s attempt at progressiveness, the male-female power dynamic still exists. First time feature film writer and director, Chloe Domont has a sharp and sassy career ahead of her if she continues to bring this slick and steamy style to her very human stories.

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FAIR PLAY (TIFF 2023) – Review by Karen Gordon

Chloe Domont makes a fantastic feature film debut with Fair Play, a taut film that moves from drama to comedy to horror and back to drama as in it’s depiction of gender power dynamics both in relationships, and in the workplace. The film is set in the pressure cooker of a hedge fund company, Anyone who has found themselves on the losing side of a work situation will relate to what’s going on. While the gender issue is central here, the film doesn’t tip into something too simplistic.

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FAIR PLAY – Review by Joan Amenn

Based on a book of the same name by Eve Rodsky, director Jennifer Siebel Newsom attempts to bring a light touch to some very somber statistics about the effects of gender roles in families struggling to maintain their work life balance. Seen through the somewhat fractured prism of the recent Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade, some of the humor can make a viewer wince rather than ruefully chuckle but the points raised are worth pursuing.

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