Fingernails trailer: Jessie Buckley, Jeremy Allen White, and Riz Ahmed test their love in a new sci-fi romance

In Apple TV+’s Fingernails trailer, Jessie Buckley, Jeremy Allen White, and Riz Ahmed test their love with the help of science.

Some people say love is a battlefield, but what if there was a scientific solution to determining your compatibility with your chosen partner? Would the results confirm your evolution from lust to emotional adoration? Could you discover if the person you’re with is better suited for someone else? Some people would prefer to remain in blissful ignorance, but in Apple TV+‘s Fingernails trailer, love gets tested, and the results could destroy even the strongest of bonds.

Christos Nikou directs Fingernails from a script he co-wrote with Stavros Raptis and Sam Steiner. The story focuses on Anna (Jessie Buckley) and Ryan (Jeremy Allen White), a couple who believe they’ve found true love, and a controversial new technology proves it. There’s just one problem. Anna is curious to know if the results are accurate. So, she takes a position at a love testing institute, where she meets Amir (Riz Ahmed), and sparks fly.

Luke Wilson, Nina Kiri, Clare McConnell, Katy Breier, and Amanda Arcuri also star as primary cast members.

Fingernails, trailer, Apple TV+, Jeremy Allen White, Riz Ahmed, Jessie Buckley

Taking inspiration from classics including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Truman Show, Fingernails feels like a science-fiction romance out of time. The Fingernails trailer has no smartphones, laptops, or advanced technology. Much like hearts when they skip a beat, everything in Fingernails feels out of time.

“We tried to make it look like an allegory, and not look like a horror film,” Nikou told Vanity Fair in August. “I hope that it doesn’t look like a horror film.”

The Fingernails trailer gives me melancholy vibes, and yes, the film could scare someone who’s relationship is on the rocks. Being happily married for several years, I wouldn’t hesitate to take the test with my partner. I’m also okay with the results showing less than 100% compatibility. Working together to keep things exciting and spicy is part of the journey, and communication is critical to any successful relationship. No science can change that equation for success.

Fingernails is produced by Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton, and Coco Francini for Dirty Films, and Lucas Wiesendanger for FilmNation Entertainment. The film is executive produced by FilmNation Entertainment’s Glen Basner, Milan Popelka, and Alison Cohen alongside Ashley Fox, Kevin Lafferty, and Jerome Duboz.

What do you think about today’s Fingernails trailer? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Apple TV+, Vanity Fair

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.