- Original title
- Running time
- 115 min.
- United States
Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr. (Original script: Claude Chabrol)
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Erik Per Sullivan,
Fox 2000 Pictures / Regency Enterprises
Drama. Thriller | Remake. Jealousy. Family Relationships
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- Synopsis / Plot
- Edward (Richard Gere) and Connie Sumner (Diane Lane) are a wonderfully-maintained middle-aged couple living the American dream. Together with their eight-year-old son, a dog and a housekeeper, they share an enviable life in the suburbs of New York City. But no life goes unchallenged: This happy marriage, dampened by the routines of affluence, falls prey to an outsider when Connie has a fateful collision with a stranger, Paul (Olivier Martinez), on a Soho street. It’s an encounter which assaults her with mystery, spontaneity, charm and risk. It will pull Connie into an affair which will become her obsession. When Edward innocently learns that his wife has lied to him, suspicion propels him to uncover the devastating details of her infidelity. Tormented by the knowledge, he confronts her lover, only to discover a level of rage within himself that he could never have imagined. Can a marriage so infected by deceit, guilt and anger find a way to recover?
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actress (Diane Lane)
: Nominated for Golden Globe : Best Actress - Drama (Diane Lane)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Diane Lane)
: Critics' Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Diane Lane)
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Diane Lane)
2002: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Diane Lane)
- Critics' reviews
"Lane is a force of nature. Her slow-burning, fiercely erotic performance charges the movie. (...) Rating: ★★★½ (out of four)"
Peter Travers: Rolling Stone
"Though it is difficult to take Unfaithful as seriously as it takes itself, on its own terms it's quite well done."
Kenneth Turan: Los Angeles Times
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