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@Whorticulturist..ain't it so..right on..true that..hahaha..for the lighter side of sex, try SPEAKING OF SEX.
Totally enjoyed this movie, check it out! :)
UNFAITHFUL (2002)

**MAJOR SPOILERS**

THE GOOD:

--The cast all turn in impeccable shows. Richard Gere was great as the jealous but ultimately sad husband. But the star here is Diane Lane, who gives one of the best performances of 2002. She gave a compelling, daring performance playing an unfaithful woman ultimately regretting the sins she's committing but unable to stop committing them. Her best acting moment was the sex scene flashback on the train; her facial expressions and body language that show Constance remembering the love making session were amazing.

--The interaction with Oliver Martinez and Diane Lane was so very real and I felt the connection between them. Lane and Martinez's chemistry was fabulous and their multi-layered relationship was intriguing, though I did have a problem with some aspects (see THE BAD). The most intriguing was how Constance began to 'crave' Paul and his love.

--While the movie works as a drama and a romance, Adrian Lyne is also a natural in the art of making thrillers, and he shows that perfectly here. The scene in which Edward (Gere) kills Paul (Martinez) was shocking and very involving. I loved the haunting sound effects that blared over the speakers as Edward, teary, tried frantically to decide what to do.

--The final scene of the film is very moving, bringing the married couple together at once and really giving us some depth to their relationship. The writing also suggests many possible outcomes for the conclusion of the film, but it was the right decision not giving us one because it adds that great afterthought I love with films.

THE BAD:

--I found this movie slow and a bit boring at the beginning. The slowness and boring scenes could've been treated with scenes or suggestions as to why Constance is actually cheating on her husband. The romantic relationship between Constance and Paul is terrifically acted but feels a little underdeveloped at the beginning because Constance seems only to be cheating because he's a good-looking guy who is charming. I would've liked it if there had been some actual trouble in the marriage that triggered the cheating.

--Erik Per Sullivan is so very annoying, and the scene where his mother admits the unconditional love for him is very clich
The only reason i give that movie any rating at all is because who ever wrote/directed/ produced that film must be the biggest pervert. for them to be able to actually put that into a movie and then get the cast they did they must have guts. Nice work you filthy people.


:fresh: Nothing that special, really. Well done overall, but missing anything that felt original. Diane Lane did do a good job of conveying the complexity of emotion her character needed to go through.
Many times in drama its easy to go over the top. However, while being melodramatic isn't bad, sometimes it sets a person off. In addition, its easy for the director to lose sight of the story, what its really about, and the ability to appreciate its own action.

Unfaithful will likely get mixed ideas of its level of drama. However, whichever genre (drama or melodrama), the movie is one of those incredibly relatable and absorbing stories that is plays out extremely well.

The movie starts out with what seems a great family. Successful husband, stay at home wife with their child, everything is going perfect for them. This couple seems to be living the American dream. However, the marriage is silently suffering. As the story progresses, she forms an attachment with a younger man, and it progresses it to an affair.

Instead of going for a contrived direction, this movie goes for realistic story telling. For example, she forms a relationship with him in a realistic manner. It starts with a forbidden attraction, she takes an interest, and it goes from there without any cliches.

Richard Gere and Diane Lane flex their acting muscles very well. Their emotions are real and sincere at all times, and in addition, they have the ability to make you feel their pain with them. You sympathize with these characters. The movie doesn't treat either one as a villian or the problem behind the marriage. They create for a movie which you sympathize over.

Because you can sympathize, the movie becomes that more hard to bare. You see two people who are not to blame, but not innocent. You grow to feel both of their pain and watching these two people be so closed off to one another, does its toll on the viewer.

Unfaithful shows how a seemingly old idea can be great again with refreshing writting. What makes this movie just about perfect, is not only how realistic and absorbing it is, but the great symbolism and artisticness to it. When watching it the second time, I realized some brilliant metaphoric and dramatic irony.

This movie has the type of ambitions, artsyness, and emotional depth to make it not only a great movie, but a touching one as well.
Unfaithful (Adrian Lyne, 2002)
An ordinary woman named Connie Sumner (Diane Lane), who lives in a dream home in the New York suburbs with her doting, somewhat fuddy-duddy security contractor husband (Richard Gere) and a cute little son (Erik Per Sullivan), takes the morning train to SoHo to do a bit of shopping in Unfaithful. A windstorm knocks her off her feet in front of the house of a French book collector named Paul (Olivier Martinez), who bandages her up and drops hackneyed pens


Unfaithful
:fresh:
This movie reminds me of Mulholland Drive. I really don't know why, it just does. I thought it was very good. The acting was alright, Diane Lane really stood out. Unfaithful wouldn't be a movie I would really recommend but it would be good to watch. I thought before watching it that the drama in this movie would go over the top but it was prefect. Ounce again I'm in a hurry so bu-bye, gotta go out to the mall now and buy some stuff for my vacation to Dominican Republic WOOHOO!
Normally I don't like Richard Gere but he didn't ruin this movie for me at all. The story is quite simple about a woman cheating on her husband and watching her life crumble. Richard Gere is very convincing as the nerdy husband and father who is very upset at his wife infidelties. Diane Lane is also good in this. However, I am glad that she didn't win the oscar for this. I definitely think this movie is worth seeing. But I wouln't buy it.
Great stuff!