May 10th, 2002



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

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.6/10 (32,329 voted)

Critic's Score: 63/100

Director: Adrian Lyne

Stars: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez

Connie Sumner has a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a wonderful son, but she wants more. When she's approached one day by a handsome stranger while trying to hail a taxi, she becomes obsessed with him and eventually starts an affair. But her selfish actions soon catch up with her...

Writers: Claude Chabrol, Alvin Sargent

Diane Lane - Connie Sumner
Erik Per Sullivan - Charlie Sumner
Richard Gere - Ed Sumner
Olivier Martinez - Paul Martel
Myra Lucretia Taylor - Gloria
Michelle Monaghan - Lindsay
Chad Lowe - Bill Stone
Joseph Badalucco Jr. - Train conductor
Erich Anderson - Bob Gaylord
Damon Gupton - Other businessman
Kate Burton - Tracy
Margaret Colin - Sally
Marc Forget - Café bartender
Larry Gleason - Tim
Dominic Chianese - Frank Wilson

Taglines: If you had the opportunity, would you?

Release Date: 10 May 2002

Filming Locations: Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $14,065,277 (USA) (12 May 2002) (2613 Screens)

Gross: $122,000,000 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Spain:

Did You Know?

Robert Redford was offered the role of Edward. George Clooney, John Travolta and Bruce Willis were also in talks for the role.

Errors in geography: Edward's detective friend tells Edward that Paul lives at "433 Mercer Street, apartment 3." However, in the scene in which Paul and Connie meet, the address of the building directly across from Paul's apartment clearly reads, "69 Mercer Street," so Paul's building cannot be 433 Mercer (this address does not exist). In fact, the address of the exterior location for Paul's apartment is 70 Mercer Street.

[First Line]
Charlie: Dad, look what I can do. I've been practicing
[Makes fart noise with armpit]

User Review

not quite what I expected!

Rating: 8/10

First off, I was quite surprised to see the cinema so full for this movie, even on opening weekend. I guess not that many movies for women in their 30's plus exist these days!

I expected this movie, as I'm sure many people did, to be a Fatal Attraction but with the genders switched around.

I was pleasantly surprised and shocked by it NOT being what I expected, and I definitely enjoyed it alot more than Fatal Attraction.

The summary of this movie is that Diane Lane's character starts cheating on her husband (Richard Gere) with a beautiful French man(Olivier Martinez). Everything else should be left for surprise.

The pacing of this movie is perfect. We got a sense of Connie and Edward's home life before she met the dashing Paul. They have a darling son, Charlie, who adds alot of humour to the movie, but in a non precocious way. After the affair starts we see Connie's feelings range from excitement to complete disgust with herself. And of course Edward inevitably finds out. His reaction is interesting, to say the least, and perhaps very honest.

The acting is great, especially from Diane Lane. The sex scenes are pretty raunchy, and made me uncomfortable at certain points, but it's interesting to see how different sex with the lover and sex with the husband were.

At the end of this movie I didn't feel cheated or robbed with some contrived ending (although others may argue differently). This film dealt with how being in an affair must feel, and how finding out you're being cheated on could make your react in uncharacteristic ways.

As a movie critic said, this movie will indeed make you never have an affair!


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