Let's see, checking notes, reading summary. Pausing. Reading again. Cross-referencing. Realization is slowly dawning. Maybe I Do is not a period piece! It is not a period piece and features white fox fur! I guess the math eventually caught up, and a new release slipped through a very tiny crack. And landed with a dull thud, which barely anyone noticed. But… white fox fur.
Look, I will acknowledge that it could be fake, but if it is, please make more movies with this kind of fake.
Maybe I Do – The Film
The short version is that a young couple planning to marry makes the unpleasant discovery their parents are already well acquainted with one another via a series of affairs. I clocked this as a play adaption while fast-forwarding through it, as it is a series of long conversations with limited scene changes. What's strange is that the cast comprises pretty famous people, at least, people who used to be famous… Seriously, these people were headlining Oscar-bait twenty-five years ago.
Maybe I Do – The Furs
The arguably famous person we will be talking about today is Susan Sarandon, who plays Monica, the groom's mother. The film delivers a quick appetizer before the main course as she wears a fur jacket while departing the hotel where her affair with the bride's father has just ended.
There's one short scene where she talks with the hotel clerk while wearing the fur. It is probably mink, but it's also dark and difficult to be entirely sure. There is also a strong possibility it is faux, which makes the next one even more of an against-all-the-odds win.
The film's origins as a play work to our collective advantage in one critical manner: two of these long conversational sequences play out while Monica is wearing this lovely coat with a huge white fox collar and cuffs.
Fur fashion police here. Ma'am, we will have to ask you to take that off slowly and give it to Emma Roberts.
Fine, we will try not to seem too ungrateful for white fox fur showing up in a film released in 2023 that is not a period piece.
The first half of the white fox fur scenes provide the most variety of shots; while I wouldn't call it “dynamic,” you see the coat from a few different angles.
The second half is comparatively subdued, taking place entirely on a bench in the backyard, cutting between two different shots.
And shot two.
You may not be surprised to learn the film was not well-reviewed and not a hit. Like me, you may have been surprised that the movie existed in the first place because you had never heard anything about it outside of a brief mention on a Discord server. This was only more surprising when I read the cast list on IMDb. Your surprise and mine will net you about eight minutes of fur on screen and a decent 8.6% ratio.
- Fur Runtime: approx 8 minutes
- Film Runtime: 95 minutes
- On-Screen Ratio: 8.63%
Find-a-Fur: Maybe I Do, 2023
(all times are approximate and are affected by the cut of the film)
- 29:20 – dark mink
- 31:15 – ”
- 52:40 – 59:30 – white fox collar and cuffs
- 1:19:20 – 25:00 – ”