Movie Stats & Links
||Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Olivier
20th Century Fox
||Leave them at
||Bring her along.
Maybe she'll learn she shouldn't cheat on you.
||Lots of it, and
Diane gets naked and looks great.
||One good scene.
||In the restroom.
||Connie to Paul:
"You take me to the best places." as he's doing her in the
restroom at a corner diner.
||Adrian Lyne, G.
See ladies, itís not always the guyís fault, although
Iím sure your going to try to put the blame on the young stud, Paul
(Olivier Martinez), and not Connie Sumner (Diane Lane). The movie is
"Unfaithful," and itís a great movie showing how cheating on a spouse
really canít end nicely.
A Movie Review
Things seem rosy for Connie and Edward
Sumner (Richard Gere). Heís the President of an armored car company,
sheís the always-involved suburban mom, and things are well in
suburbia. One afternoon Connie is in the city, the city being New
York, and itís a horrendously windy day. Sheís getting tossed around
like a trailer in a tornado and collides with Paul. Paul is suave,
sporting the day-old beard, and after dusting himself off he offers
Connie a band-aid up his apartment for her skinned knee. She takes him
up on his offer, he gives her a book of poetry (heís a book dealer),
and she is grateful and leaves. Upon getting home she tells Edward of
her encounter, he tells her she should send him a bottle of wine, a
cheap bottle of wine, but instead of taking the easy solution and
sending him the bottle of wine, Connie goes back into the city and
pays young Paul a visit. She is now intrigued, he seduces her, and
before we know it Connie and Paul are having sex anywhere they can.
Edward, meanwhile, is starting to wonder why Connie seems so
distant, and he starts to get his suspicions about Connieís
extracurricular activities. Doing some investigative work and with the
help of a friend, Edward gets his proof of Connieís affair just as
Connie realizes she is screwing up her life and sets to break things
off with Paul. And in a twist of events Edward pays Paul a visit,
things get a little messy, and now itís a story of "Can Connie and
Edward patch things up and get on with their lives?"
"Unfaithful" works on many levels, due in part to the perfect match
of actor for character. Letís start with Gere. Iím not a big fan of
Richard Gere, maybe stemming from my jealousy of him when he got to
take a bath with Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman," and maybe now for
his getting to take a bath with Diane Lane, but for this role he is
great as the good-looking, loving, why is she cheating on him husband.
Heís got a good job, heís a good dad, and still keeps some sparks in
his marriage. Gere does a believable job in all of this, and you
almost wonder what he did to deserve his wifeís betrayal. Next up
Martinez. Simply put he is great as the mysterious ladies man, with
his European accent and disheveled looks - the studly man most of us
normal dudes canít stand because we know our girlfriends are thinking
dirty thoughts about him while weíre with her at the bar. But the best
role had to be casting Diane Lane as Connie. She comes across as that
perfect suburban mom, loving her family, yet not too old for us to not
believe she might be intrigued by a mysterious man like Paul. She
also, for no better terms, is beautiful, but not hot, and Lane does a
great job of showing us she knows Connie is being bad, yet she canít
stop being bad. Oh yea, and she looks good naked.
If youíre thinking "Fatal Attraction" youíre sort of right, but
this one doesnít have any bunny stew. This one also lacks the psycho
aspect, but actually comes across as a little more believable. You can
believe Connie gets hooked into Paul, you can believe Edwardís
desperation to rebuild his life, and although the ending got an "Oh,
that sucked shit. Jesus Christ!" from the gray-haired lady sitting
next to me, I understood it.
If youíre looking for a good movie filled with some quality
violence, great drama, decent suspense, and Diane Lane showing that
sheís still got a great body, go see "Unfaithful." If youíre looking
for Gene Simmons playing a preacher in a movie where a teenager gets
his dick broken, go see "The New Guy." Itís 4 stars out of 5 for
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!