• Publication date: June 29, 2009

Unfaithful Unfaithful

A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges ...

A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling. Connie Sumner travels to New York City from the suburban home she shares with her husband Edward and young son Charlie. It is a very windy day and, caught by a particularly savage gust, Connie falls and bumps into sexy bookseller Paul Martel in the process. She scrapes her knees, and Paul invites her into his apartment. She stays only briefly, leaving after attending to her knees. She passes the accident off as trivial to Edward. But, she is drawn to the younger man and soon returns to his apartment with eventually disastrous results. Connie soon becomes obsessed with Paul as the affair gets too intense for her to handle. But it’s not long before her wild actions catch up with her. Unfaithful is based on Claude Chabrol's classic La Femme Infidele. The drama has been shifted from Paris to New York City by scriptwriters Alvin Sargent and William Broyles Jr. Diane Lane gives an extraordinarily fine performance, viscerally conveying how torn Connie is between her attraction for Paul and her love for Edward and Charlie.