I'm not sure why I subconsciously wrote this one off- I very much enjoy Diane Lane, and have never had any Adrian Lyne-related ill will. I probably avoided it because I like the Chabrol original, and most of the comments I'd heard centered on the 'standard-thriller' final act. Your writeup's rather intriguing, and I'll definitely be checking it out one of these days. Odd that Lyne hasn't made a film since- any idea what he's been up to? Fine write-up of film that Diane Lane is great in, but its third act remains problematic, I think.
Diane Lane savors career role in 'Unfaithful' | jollierme.com
It tells about a couple living in suburban New York City whose marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous affair with a stranger she encounters by chance. According to actor Gere, an early draft of the screenplay, which he read several years ago, presented the Sumners as suffering from a dysfunctional sexual relationship. It gave Connie some justification for having an affair. According to the actor and to director Lyne, the studio wanted to change the storyline so that the Sumners had a bad marriage with no sex, to create greater sympathy for Connie. Both men opposed the change; Lyne in particular felt that the studio's suggestions would have robbed the film of any drama: "I wanted two people who were perfectly happy.
Cast: Movie - Unfaithful - 2002
I agree! Still great though. I'm still pulling for Julianne though. Post a Comment. Saturday, September 11, Diane Lane in Unfaithful.
Richard Gere has become so emblematic of modern male urbanity that it's hard to believe he grew up in a pastoral farm setting in upstate New York. The second of five children in an artistic family, Soon into the family business, Diane was a child actor, performing in a range of theatrical plays