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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.



(film "La Femme infidèle"), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »



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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Infidelidad  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$52,752,475 (USA) (9 August 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Meg Ryan was the original choice to play Connie, but Alyssa Milano was cast. After she was forced to turn the role down due to her commitment to the TV series Charmed (1998), these actresses were offered the role (and they turned it down too): Jodie Foster (she chose to star in Panic Room (2002)); Kristin Davis (she had a commitment to the TV series Sex and the City (1998)); Portia de Rossi; Kyra Sedgwick; Brooke Shields; Hilary Swank; Kate Winslet Also, Tori Spelling was briefly considered for the role. Even though Josie Davis and Angelina Jolie auditioned for the role, they lost out to Diane Lane. Reportedly, Jennifer Jason Leigh wanted the role too, but this time, it was Adrian Lyne who turned an actress down. See more »


When Connie first goes up to Paul's apartment during the wind storm, her hair changes from very messy to almost neat and back again. See more »


Tracy: Having an affair is nothing like taking a pottery class.
Sally: Could be.
Tracy: No. It would start out like that, and then, um, something would happen. Someone, uh, finds out, or someone falls in love, and it ends disastrously. It always ends disastrously.
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A summer blockbuster for adults
18 May 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Adrian Lyne has succuced once again in making a film about the consquences of an affair. While the trailer leads you to belive the film is like Fatal Attraction it's nothing like it. The acting by Richard Gere is some of his best work in a long time, but the tour deforce performance in he movie belongs to Diane Lane. Lane gives an Oscar worthy performace as the wife of Gere. Diane Lane sexuality in the film is so sensual and awe insprining I would cheat with her my damn self. I highly reccomned this film.

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