Unfaithful

Unfaithful

Adrian Lyne (2002)

118min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Director Adrian Lyne made a big impact in the 1980s with slick but enjoyable erotic dramas such as Nine ½ Weeks and Fatal Attraction. He returns to familiar territory with this remake of Claude Chabrol's La Femme Infidèle, a tale of adultery and its violent aftermath transplanted to suburban New York. Diane Lane is flung into the path of French super stud Olivier Martinez and embarks on a steamy affair that jeopardises her happy marriage to Richard Gere. But sexual ecstasy comes at a price - at least in an Adrian Lyne film. Gere can smell a rat and engages the services of a private detective. It's very stylishly executed, both visually (excellent camerawork from The Truman Show's Peter Biziou) and in the performances of the leads. The only let down is an ambiguous ending, which just smacks of a cop-out.

Summary

A New York woman with a seemingly perfect marriage has an accidental encounter with a charming Frenchman. Their physical attraction is immediate, and although she realises she is risking everything, she cannot help herself from being drawn into a passionate affair. In time her husband grows suspicious, and eventually confronts her lover with a level of anger he never imagined himself capable of. Thriller, with Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez and Richard Gere.

Cast & Crew

Connie Sumner Diane Lane
Paul Martel Olivier Martinez
Edward Sumner Richard Gere
Charlie Sumner Erik Per Sullivan
Bill Stone Chad Lowe
Tracy Kate Burton
Sally Margaret Collins
Frank Wilson Dominic Chianese
Det Dean Zeljko Ivanek
Director Adrian Lyne
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama