November 21, 2014
What seemed like an interesting movie after the first viewing, it's flaws are much more obvious in repeat viewings. Despite a great performance by Diane Lane, the film really doesn't bring anything new to the table and is rather contrived. There was no reason for this film to be made at all.
August 21, 2014
Ihanan tiivistunnelmainen trilleri, jossa upeat näyttelijät Richad Gere & Diane Lane. :) En muistanutkaan että elokuvan loppuratkaisu jätettiinkin ärsyttävästi katsojan ratkaistavaksi... o.O (Suom. Kohtalokas syrjähyppy)
June 20, 2014
This is a low budget porno Olivier is cute though
April 28, 2014
Directed by Adrian Lyne (Flashdance (1983), 9 1/2 Weeks (1986), Fatal Attraction (1987) and Indecent Proposal (1993)), this erotic thriller is a remake of Claude Chabrol's The Unfaithful Wife (1968), this was also supposed to be a homage to Hitchcock, but it feels as dated as the erotic films Lyne made back in the 1980's, the action doesn't really begin until half way through, but it should have come in earlier. In New York, Edward Sumner (Richard Gere) and his wife Connie (Diane Lane) have been married for a number of years, and have a son called Charlie (Erik Per Sullivan). Their marriage is strong, but they haven't been very intimate for a while, while caught in the city during a windstorm, Connie bumps into Frenchman Paul Martel (Olivier Martinez), who deals in used books, they build up a rapport but it isn't long until they soon find passion, and Connie has an affair with Paul behind Edward's back. Connie and Paul meet up and it becomes frequent, and Edward becomes suspicious, and soon finds out what Connie has been up to, and he decides to confront Paul about this. It should have brought the erotic thriller kicking and screaming into the 21st Centure, but there's no fireworks to the story, and when the film takes that turn after the first hour, it's all too little too late, and even though it did well at the box-office thanks to clever marketing, Lyne hasn't directed a film since then, Shame really.
April 9, 2014
Diane Lane is a wayward wife and Richard Gere is her suspicious husband in Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful. Connie (Lane) leaves her suburban home on an errand, venturing into Manhattan during a wicked windstorm. On a trash-strewn Soho street, she literally runs into Paul Martel (Olivier Martinez), a handsome young Frenchman carrying a huge stack of books. Connie has a bad scrape on her knee, and is unable to get a cab, so Paul invites her up to his apartment. Paul is quietly flirtatious as he gives Connie some ice and a bandage for her knee. Connie phones home and explains to her son, Charlie (Erik Per Sullivan), that she's running late. Before she leaves, Paul gives her a book of Persian poetry, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. She mentions the encounter in passing to Edward (Gere), her husband, but it's clear that she's obsessing about Paul, and soon she's back in the city, with a pretext for calling him up. Soon, they are lovers, and they grow bolder and bolder in their passion. Edward begins to suspect, and eventually gets a private investigator (Dominic Chianese of The Sopranos) to follow Connie. His worst fears confirmed, Edward decides to confront Paul, a decision that will come to haunt him.
April 11, 2014
AMOR OBSESIVO Y CON SUSPENSO
|Mark James A||
February 10, 2014
...an erotic thriller about infidelity that may seem surreal on plotting but filled with truthful human aesthetics. It has a strong performance from Diane Lane and the build-up of scenes are evocative enough to convey its premise.
January 10, 2014
A happy suburban family wife has a risky an affair with a young French book dealer. Diane Lane's performance is the only thing that saves this film, which lacks too much depth to be considered a melodrama and too much tension to be considered a thriller.
January 3, 2014
Adrian Lyne tells this story of a couple going through a crisis and facing the consequences of adultery. It's very well shot, nicely done but feels more like an exercise of style than a great film. It's mostly aimed to a female audience.
November 17, 2013
Not everyone's pace but I liked it......tense drama.
October 21, 2013
Another Adrian Lyne triumph. I can see it over and over and never tire of it.
October 12, 2013
If there's anything I like about Adrian Lyne's erotic thrillers it's his focus on acting to tell a story. He lets the subtle nature of body language tell the whole story. Nothing is spelled out for us with lots of dialogue. Unfaithful is certainly no exception to this. True, the plot may be the stuff of romance novels, but to say that this movie is cheap or torrid would be dismissing the insightful quality of Lyne's direction. We see real consequences to the choices that are made by these characters. I didn't feel like these characters were stereotypes but people. Diane Lane gives a fine performance as Connie, the bored housewife looking for an escape from her mid-life crisis and flavorless existence. Through her body language we see this woman's struggle to make sense of what she's finding herself caught up in and the emotional toll that it has on her. The guilt that she feels for her decisions made manifest in the smallest actions. It's a lot like seeing a woman fighting a debilitating drug addiction, and that's how Lane plays it. This isn't so much about lust or desire but getting the next quick fix that will help her escape from herself if only for a moment. While Lane is the stand-out in this film, let's not forget about Richard Gere, who also turns in some fine work. I liked how Gere portrays Edward Sumner. He's perplexed by what's happening with his wife, and we see him experience the confusion of what he's found himself in the middle of, and wondering if it's his fault. Yes, this territory being covered is nothing new, but it's rare to see it being explored so honestly. I'm sure that in lesser hands, I'd probably write this film off, and that's a testament to how honest Lyne's direction is here. He breathes life into worn-out cliches with truthful observation.
October 7, 2013
Pierre has done a fantastic job on the cinematography making for a rich and full visual treat that pays attention to detail. This is required as the finest quality actors are working hard to give an intimate story that is sensual and naughty. The depth of the emotions that hurt deeply when one brakes ones promises are shown clearly and so realistically that one finds oneself heart wrenched. Nibbles: Coffee.
October 5, 2007
fantastic, wicked, risky, emotional, passionate, heart racing movie, almost envious but without the destructive and heart ache. I loved this I have watched this a few times and it is as good as it was the first time I saw it with my hubby he he
April 24, 2009
A bit slow in moments
May 9, 2013
Beautiful movie, with a superb Diane Lane.
July 16, 2013
Impeccably acted. Hot and heavy in the first act, then briefly interesting in the second act. But just as the situation begins to get really tense and you don't know what each character is going to do next the script makes disasterous decisions that utterly rob it of all its menace, power and emotion
July 4, 2013
Diane Lane is phenomenal.
December 30, 2010
Sexy as hell, and I'm not just talking about Lane, who is also amazing as well as sexy as hell.
June 10, 2013
The story is a typical chaos from a French movie. With classic French suspense and tension building. Diane Lane played her character impeccably.