Aroview: Another slick sex melodrama from genre specialist, Adrian Lyne, this loose remake of Chabrol’s “La Femme Infidele” is a high-gloss but ultimately effective examination of the power and entrapment of sexual desire, driven by a committed, electric performance by Diane Lane.
As a happily married forty-ish sex-pot mother-of-one, her regular rolls in the sack with a handsome Frenchman have destructive consequences for all, eventually tainting her ‘innocent’ husband (Richard Gere) with the brush of guilt and deceit. Not watertight, by any means, but less superficial than its middle-brow, chocolate-box wrapping would suggest.
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2 stars (Good Try) Both Diane Lane and Richard Gere are fine and experienced actors but both have to cope with a formalistic plot involving shallow well to do characters.Although they cope well they deserve better.~tubbs
2 stars (Good Try) The marriage is never deeply explored, just skated around. We are to believe that Diane Lane is motivated by sexual desire alone (possible) but that such nuclear suburban families might be unworkable is not considered. Characters are shallow.~Sandy