D: Adrian Lyne
20th Century Fox/Fox 2000/Regency (Adrian Lyne & G. Mac Brown)
US 2002
124 mins


W: Alvin Sargent & William Broyles, Jr. [based on the screenplay "La Femme Infidéle" by Claude Chabrol]
DP: Peter Biziou
Ed: Anne V. Coates
Mus: Jan A. P. Kaczmarek

Richard Gere (Edward Sumner), Diane Lane (Connie Summer), Olivier Martinez (Paul Martel), Erik Per Sullivan (Charlie Sumner), Zeljko Ivanek (Detective Dean), Dominic Chianese (Frank Wilson)

Unfaithful is a rather ordinary remake which features one excellent performance.
Based on La Femme Infidéle (The Unfaithful Wife), a French film by Claude Chabrol, this American update stars Diane Lane as the adulterous suburban housewife that the title alludes to, risking her marriage to a bookish businessman when she embarks upon a sexual affair with a visiting Frenchman.
Though Adrian Lyne directs with a good sense of style, the characters all seem underwritten here, with only Diane Lane acting above par. Effective enough, but rather unmemorable.

Diane Lane & Olivier Martinez in Unfaithful
Diane Lane & Olivier Martinez in Unfaithful