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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Connie Sumner
... Charlie Sumner
... Edward Sumner
... Paul Martel
Myra Lucretia Taylor ... Gloria
... Lindsay
... Bill Stone
Joseph Badalucco Jr. ... Train conductor
... Bob Gaylord
... Other businessman
... Tracy
... Sally
... Café bartender
Larry Gleason ... Tim
... Frank Wilson
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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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If you had the opportunity, would you? 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 USA:

$14,065,277, 12 May 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,801,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,000,000
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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 »

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At the beginning of the movie, when Constance is sitting on the steps in front of Paul's building, Paul grabs his books to go to his apartment (telling her he will give her a band-aid). At this moment, the order of the books he is holding isn't the same when he is on the streets and when he's in front of the door (he just went up 3 steps). See more »

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Charlie: What's 'accountable'? Is that like people eating people?
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References Primal Fear (1996) See more »

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Dedicace Outo
Written by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard
Performed by Dead Can Dance
Courtesy of 4AD/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A deeply haunting and provocative masterpiece. Stunningfilm-making.
4 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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