Director: Adrian Lyne Run Time: 124 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2002
Starring: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez
20th anniversary screening co-hosted by programmer Shay Filmore
Fifteen years after directing the definitive erotic thriller Fatal Attraction, Adrian Lyne crafted a less sensational but no less compelling sexy drama with Unfaithful. This time around it is the wife risking her family, and the husband as the potentially dangerous one.
Connie (Diane Lane) and Edward (Richard Gere) have a comfortable but staid marriage, having exited New York City for a stable life in the suburbs with their son. When Connie has a chance meeting with handsome Frenchie Paul (Olivier Martinez), she finds it hard to resist his intense draw that leaves her quivering. Growing increasingly reckless, Connie is visibly changed to Paul, who hires a private detective to find out what she’s up to. Even he seems unsure of how he will handle the information he uncovers.
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