Unfaithful

Unfaithful (2002)

Ending / spoiler

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Edward (Richard Gere) kills Paul Martel. He hides the body at a garbage dump. The body is later found. The police stop by the house and ask some questions to Gere and Connie (Diane Lane) and the police don't suspect. Edward and Connie are later aware that they know each other's secret: she realizes that he knows she was cheating on him (at the dry cleaners she discovers the investigator's photographs of her and Paul inside a jacket); he realizes that she knows he killed Paul (one night she notices that the snow globe she gave to Paul is back at her house, indicating that Edward was at Paul's house and returned the globe to his house). Connie suggests they move to another country and change names. Edward suggests that he turns himself in to the police. The final scene is the couple (and their son asleep) in their car, right outside of the police station.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning the wind is blowing very hard and Richard Gere and his son are having problems getting outside. Two seconds later, when Diane Lane is looking at them through the window, there is no wind.

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Tracy: Having an affair is nothing like taking a pottery class.
Sally: Could be.
Tracy: No. It would start out like that, and then, um, something would happen. Someone, uh, finds out, or someone falls in love, and it ends disastrously. It always ends disastrously.

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Question: The final scene in the car at the red light in front of the Police station. They are discussing escaping to Mexico for the rest of their lives. They hold each other. The car doesn't move. Do they give themselves up to the police? Is that what the writer is implying?

Answer: Although Connie wanted them to go to Mexico and assume new identities, it is implied that Edward, who initially goes along with that idea, will likely turn himself into the police. However, there's no definitive ending given, so the audience is left to interpret the outcome.

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An alternative ending was shot in which Edward says goodbye to Connie in the car and walks into the police station. The director discusses this on the commentary track. The alternate ending is on the DVD.

Answer: Connie wants to say she is guilty and asks her husband to forgive her.

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