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Unfaithful

drama


A middle-aged wife and mother has an affair with a younger man, but her husband murders him when he finds out about the affair

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    49%
  • Audience Score
    69%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
5 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Not for kids, but some adults will like it.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie contains a number of elements that may be upsetting to children. The theme of infidelity runs through the movie, and it creates some tense scenes of home life. Connie's seduction is quite overwhelming, and the sex scenes are intense and graphic. There is also one pretty violent scene.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the title. The film is symmetrical -- the wife is unfaithful in the first half, the husband in the second. To whom is the husband unfaithful? What "happens" in their final conversation? What is forgivable?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    49%
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  • Audience

    69%

Audience Reviews

3 stars

"Unfaithful" works because it has solid actors as the leads, steady direction, and a script that ties together so many small objects and encounters in such non-contrivance that it's a thrill to watch unfold. Unfortunately, the story does fall into cliche in the picture's first half, but it's in the expertly crafted final shot where the film finds it's own identity.

- stevenecarrier, Thursday, August 5, 2010

4 stars

Really good. A bored housewife has an affair with a French man that she meets during a storm. The first half of this is about the sneaking around, the second half takes a turn I didn't expect and really gets quite dark. I did not expect this to be as good as it was.

- romy861, Thursday, April 8, 2010

4 stars

Where do you go when you've gone too far?

- ScoopOnline, Sunday, December 13, 2009