Todd Strauss-Schulson's Funny, Stylish, Romantic Short 'All's Fair...'
by Ethan Anderton
January 7, 2014
Last year, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas director Todd Strauss-Schulson delivered a darkly funny short film called Valibation that had flares of David Cronenberg. This year, the filmmaker is back with another short film, but this one is a little more personal. All's Fair... stars Thomas Middleditch (who you might recognize as a prominent bowtie-wearing broker from The Wolf of Wall Street) as a man whose relationship has just crumbled before him. As he has fantastical flashes of how his ex-girlfriend's new relationship is going, he decides to pay a prostitute for some company, but not in the way you might think.
Here's Todd Strauss-Schulson's short film All's Fair... from the director's Ulterior Productions:
Funny and charming, the film comes from the hurt Strauss-Schulson felt from his own life. He explains, "I went through a pretty rough break up this year and it was not great. I wrote and made this in the midst of all that. It's a tombstone and love letter and I hope you enjoy it." The short shows just how far it seems like we're willing to go in order to feel the love we used to have after a big break-up. But in the end, you have to overcome the pain, and just cherish the memories you made while you could. The film is honest and pure, and it leaves us hoping Strauss-Schulson gets back to the feature film game soon, hopefully with Final Girls.