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.

Irvin Kershner

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: In the final scene of the film Richard Gere and Diane Lane have their SUV stopped at a traffic light, and I've noticed that there's a police station directly to their right. This could have very well been a coincidence, but maybe it's not? Does anyone know if it signifies anything pertaining to the plot, for example, the dilemma of Richard Gere turning himself in vs. their decision to flee the country?

Answer: That's exactly what it is meant to portray. If I remember correctly, the SUV's left turn signal is on as well, which only reinforces that idea that they have a choice to make. Right, turn himself in, left, flee the country.

Guy

Nope, just watched it and there is no left turn signal.

Answer: The light stays green for a while, but the car never moves. Then it turns red. To me, that suggests that Edward realises he has to stop the insane world of commandment-breaking that he and Connie are living in. One of my favorite movie endings.

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