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Story

If you ever need dramatic proof that adultery is inevitably destructive, look no further than Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful. Drawing inspiration from Claude Chabrol's 1969 film La Femme Infidèle, the director of Fatal Attraction is mining similar territory here, but this grownup thriller is more intimate than Lyne's dead-bunny potboiler, probing more deeply into the rush of conflicting emotions provoked by infidelity. In what many critics praised as the role of her career, Diane Lane plays the instigator of emotional turmoil, a seemingly happy housewife and fundraiser who cheats on her devoted husband (Richard Gere, in a welcomed change of pace) when she casually encounters a seductive Frenchman (cliché alert!) played by Olivier Martinez. Allowing his actors to speak volumes without words, Lyne emphasizes silent tension over explicit thrills, creating a sexually charged thriller that remains riveting even as it turns partially predictable. "Someone always gets hurt," says one character in a pivotal scene, and Unfaithful fulfills that prophesy in a timeless tale of passion. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby

Cast

Diane LaneConnie Sumner
Erik Per SullivanCharlie Sumner
Richard GereEd Sumner
Olivier MartinezPaul Martel
Michelle MonaghanLindsay
Chad LoweBill Stone
Kate BurtonTracy
Margaret ColinSally
Dominic ChianeseFrank Wilson
Zeljko IvanekDet. Dean
Michael EmersonJosh

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Adrian Lyne
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 124 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 10, 2002
    EuropeJun 7, 2002
    JapanJan 11, 2003
    AustraliaJul 11, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 17, 2002
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