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Unfaithful (2002)

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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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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$52,752,475 (USA) (9 August 2002)
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To prepare for the initial love scene between Paul and Connie, director Adrian Lyne had Diane Lane watch the film Aimee & Jaguar (1999). See more »

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When shot from the outside, Paul's apartment has windows that are mullioned into four sections (two above the sash, two below). When shot from the inside, however, the windows are mullioned into six sections (three above the sash, three below). See more »

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[First Line]
Charlie: Dad, look what I can do. I've been practicing
[Makes fart noise with armpit]
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Drama as Art...
3 February 2004 | by (Dallas, Tx) – See all my reviews

I have read alot of reviews here that expressed displeasure for this film based on the notion that this was basically "softcore porn for housewives" and had nothing new to offer it's audience. Ok, granted; this is not the most original film/script ever written, but I think that many reviews (both Professional and Ametuer alike) have missed the point of this film. Behind the obvious guise of a morality tale showing what can happen if you stray from your marital vows, there is a rather amazing piece of art to be seen. This film is not about marital infedelity, but, rather, about DRAMA. This is what we in the Theater refer to as Drama As Art, meaning that the plot is less important than the impact that the various plot points have on the characters, creating more and more and more drama as the story unfolds. As is the great ballets or stage plays ('Giselle', 'Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolf', 'Swan Lake' 'A Streetcar Name Desire'), the DRAMA is the star of the production, not the actors or the plot lines.

And in this respect, 'Unfaithful' excells! Watch carfully as the world slowly turns itself upside down and rips itself to shreds around these two people based on a SINGLE MOMENT IN TIME (the first scene outside of his apartment: Should she go in? Should she go home? One choice, one mopment in time, a world of difference). Based on her choice(s), the drama begins to build to a point when, at the end of the film, the DRAMA is the star, not Geer and Lane. And Drama does a fine job holding this otherwise middle-of-the-road film above the frey.


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