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Unfaithful (2002)

A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.

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Connie Sumner has a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a wonderful son, but she wants more. When she's approached one day by a handsome stranger while trying to hail a taxi, she becomes obsessed with him and eventually starts an affair. But her selfish actions soon catch up with her... Written by Jango

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Where do you go when you've gone too far? See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality, language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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10 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Infidelidad  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,065,277 (USA) (10 May 2002)

Gross:

$52,752,475 (USA) (9 August 2002)
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Brad Pitt and Ryan Phillippe were offered the role of Paul. However during pre-production, the producers decided that Paul be French rather than American, so Olivier Martinez received the part. See more »

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when Connie oversleeps at Paul's and goes to pick up Charlie waiting at school, you can see flowers on the lawn outside where Charlie waits. the flowers are daffodils and jonquils which would not be growing in the Fall or close to the Thanksgiving holiday. [guess they shot it in the Spring] See more »

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Connie Sumner: I think this was a mistake.
Paul: There is no such thing as a mistake. There are things you do, and things you don't do.
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Featured in Best! Movies! Ever!: Sex Scenes (2007) See more »

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Piano Lesson (Score Cue)
(2002)
Written by Richard Gere and Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Performed by Richard Gere and Erik Per Sullivan
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A deeply haunting and provocative masterpiece. Stunningfilm-making.

Whoever thought that director Adrian Lyne and star Richard Gere were finished needs to see this haunting and provocative film. Because this is a stunner that will put both back on the map - big time. For all their star power though, it is the female star Diane Lane who must take huge credit for making this such an effective movie.

I've always liked Lane as an actress from when she was a kid in Francis Ford Coppola films, but she rarely got the chance to 'carry' a film. Well, she not only 'carries' UNFAITHFUL, she delivers one of the most haunting and powerful performances I have seen from an actress. Think Julia Roberts in ERIN BROCKOVICH or Ellen Burstyn in REQUIEM FOR A DREAM and you get the picture. Stunning acting.

While the committed performances are what make a great movie greater, it is Adrian Lyne who has constructed such a wonderful and effective rhythm and style to UNFAITHFUL. This is not an art-film, but it is not a blockbuster either. It lays somewhere between the two and delivers on all fronts. I was totally glued to my seat from start to finish.


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