Oct 29, 2011

Unfaithful, 2002

Unfaithful, 2002
Director: Adrian Lyne
Cast: Olivier Martinez, Richard Gere, Diane Lane

Stage: Home TV selection

Unfaithful in short: 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.

Preps: Now why haven't I seen this one already? Cannot believe I missed something with Richard Gere (I am a big fan of his charm, as well as some others I never afford to miss)..

Reality: A hard and solid drama. Woman, getting into a relationship with a complete stranger to spend days with him having sex in his appartment, while a handsome and rich /overloaded and overworking husband is at work. Taking care of a small child inbetween. Plus, the stranger is incredibly sexy and appealing. Now, how to cope with this? What is the moral of the story? Do bad girls get punished? Do good husbands get punished for not being at home while the life is happening?

Sometimes we could see our lives as something that passes by while we are killing ourselves to make a living. In this piece, you see a solid family breaking apart because of an affair. Could she not have it? Of course. The matter of a choice, that may not be simple, but it's quite obvious she's playing with fire for choosing to have an affair. How do we come to this if we have a prerequisite she has - on the outside the image of a perfect life? Can a handsome stranger happen to anyone? Of course he can or she can. The thing is what to do with him/her once it appears in front of us.

The movie suggests one version of this. However it will make you rethink your ideals and your values. It will make you think that everything will turn allright, when the movie will take a deep turn and make you think again. How about killing the guhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gify that is having sex with your wife? Who's the bad guy now? Risking everything you have because your feelings have overtaken your mind - one option. Another is to stay blind and say nothing. But then.. you could end up empty.

Good and solid cast, scenography, dialogues. And passion between the triangle.. extremely good and vivid. Diane Lane in the role of a passionate wife and mistress. And Olivier Martinez as the sexy french guy every person would like to have for a second. A nice setup for a fraud and a good delivery in the end. You need to see it in order to rethink the way you are living, more in terms of why you are living this way and what would you do if..

My personal rate: 7,0 (good drama / thriller. With an amazing turnaround)

Unfaithful on IMDB

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