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.