Unfaithful is about
obsession, and how it can turn normal people’s lives into
insanity. It is crammed full of sex, violence, and language;
but these things contribute to its effectiveness. The film
captures human nature in its finest form, and realistically
approaches tough issues.
Richard Gere, and Oliver Martinez give beautiful
performances to light up this one of a kind erotic thriller.
The direction, by Adrian Lyne, is done with style, and a
flare that lights up the sexy mystery with wit.
Unfaithful keeps its charm through the whole duration,
and leaves us guessing until the very last seconds of film
Connie Sumner (Diane
is the perfect mother. She lives with her husband, Edward
Sumner (Richard Gere), a rich business man, and son, Charlie
Sumner (Erik Per Sullivan), a cute little youngster. They
have the perfect
house, in the heart of the suburbs, and away from the city.
Connie and Edward have a loving marriage, and admire each
other greatly. Their son, Charlie, is something they take
the utmost pride in. This family is infallibly perfect, and
everything they touch turns to gold. Who could ask for more?
When the marriage loses its sexual spark, Connie does.
One day in
Connie is trying to hop a cab. It is extremely windy, and
several people are falling down from the incredible force.
This happens to Connie, when she and a man bump into each
other on accident. She drops her bags, and he drops the
several books that he was carrying. He asks her to come into
his apartment to get cleaned up, and promises her that he’s
“not an ex-murderer.” She enters his apartment, which is
consisted of a giant maze of pile after pile of books. She
cleanses her cuts in the bathroom, and wraps then in gauze.
After having tea with him, and jotting down his telephone
number; she thanks him and leaves. Little did Connie know,
she would be visiting his apartment several more times. What
once was an accident begins to seem strangely real.
Obsession - Compulsive preoccupation with
a fixed idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion, often
accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.
The direction and performances
combine to create an erotic and skillfully done picture.
plays Connie Sumner without flaw, and is very sexy in her
role, as well. Richard Gere captures the spirit of the
suspicious husband, Edward Sumner well, and
is nearly perfect. Oliver Martinez was the best choice any
casting director could make for the part of Paul Martel, the
sexually ferocious bookworm, simply because of the fact that
he’s foreign. Adrian Lyne directs with care, and captures
this magnificent story. Unfaithful is one of
the best movies of the year. It is excellently made, and is
mysteriously pleasurable to watch.
-Danny, Bucket Reviews