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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

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


Michelle Monaghan


Chad Lowe

Bill Stone

Joseph Badalucco Jr.

Train conductor

Erich Anderson

Bob Gaylord

Damon Gupton

Other businessman

Kate Burton


Margaret Colin


Marc Forget

Café bartender

Larry Gleason


Dominic Chianese

Frank Wilson

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


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

Gross: $122,000,000

Technical Specs



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]

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
but with the genders switched around.

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

The summary of this movie is that Diane Lane's character starts cheating
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,
who adds alot of humour to the movie, but in a non precocious way. After
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

At the end of this movie I didn't feel cheated or robbed with some
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