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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Other mistake: The first time the cops come to the house, Connie and her son see them from the upstairs window, and start walking downstairs. It then cuts to the cops in the living room looking around, and Connie walks in and introduces herself. Her husband is not home, so did the cops just walk into in the house without knocking?

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Connie Sumner: Edward... did you hurt him? You did, didn't you? Jesus, Edward. Talk to me. Tell me what you did.
Edward Sumner: No. You tell me what you did.

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

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.

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