The scariest, most disgusting word in a relationship is ‘cheater’. It is the angel of death to any relationship. The cheater becomes a “murderer of love” (as said in Dan in Real Life) who kills everything that the relationship stood for. No matter what the person says or does (or buys, for that matter); it’s over and nothing can be done to fix it. If you can’t tell, I have a pretty firm stance on this subject.
Luckily, I have never been in a relationship with a cheater, but I have seen its effects first hand on my close friends. After you find out, you begin to doubt everything. Did he really love me? Did he really want to be with me? Did he really think that I would be ok with this? After the initial shock wears off, the next thought process is, ‘How can I make them pay?’ When asked what I would do if in their position, I say (without thinking): hit them where it hurts. And hard.
In Tom Daley’s short film, Rules of the Game, this is exactly what main character Henry does after he learns that his fiancée is cheating on him with his best friend. Henry contemplates what he can do to get back at them. He considers simply breaking up with the fiancée, and exposing the infidelity at the wedding. Daley keeps the viewer guessing what Henry will do.
Whether or not you have been a victim of cheating, this short film tugs at your heart and shows that maybe you shouldn’t always take the high road.