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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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Director: George C. Wolfe
Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni
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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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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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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,065,277 (USA) (12 May 2002)

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$52,801,000 (USA)
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Erik Per Sullivan, who plays Diane Lane's son in the film, is primarily known as the youngest brother Dewey on Malcolm in the Middle (2000), starring Frankie Muniz. Diane Lane previously played the mother of Frankie Muniz as well in My Dog Skip (2000). See more »

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When Connie rushes from Paul's place after their first encounter she clearly leaves without the items she bought for her son's party. When she runs through Grand Central she is carrying the bags. See more »

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Edward Sumner: You *talk* about me?
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References Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953) See more »

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My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is)
(1964)
Written by Sammy Cahn (lyrics) and Jimmy Van Heusen (music)
Courtesy of Sankyo Seiki Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Played on musical paperweight
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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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