'Sinfidelity' Review: Twisted tale of fatal attraction haunts with its chilling, edge-of-the-seat narrative
Angela, who thinks that her husband, Greg, is cheating on her, ends up sleeping with Franco, but little did she know that a one-night stand will give her many sleepless nights
Spoilers for ‘Sinfidelity'
Lifetime’s ‘Sinfidelity' is a story of a woman who becomes the victim of a stalker. The movie begins with a sequence in which a man can be seen outside a woman's house, with a camera, and later, he murders her. And 10 years later, the history is JUST about to repeat itself.
Angela, played by Jade Tailor, feels instantly attracted to Aidan Bristow's Franco, a photographer, when the duo meets at a party. Angela, who thinks that her husband, Greg, is cheating on her, ends up sleeping with Franco, but little did she know that a one-night stand will give her many sleepless nights. The series of creepy incidents include Franco hacking her home gadgets by which he tracks the footage of her house and the ongoing events in Angela's life.
Angela, who is all set to celebrate her 10th wedding anniversary with Greg, starts suspecting on him after she notices Greg's secretary Liza is wearing expensive earrings. Her doubt strengthens even more when she sees Liza's texts on Greg's phone saying, "Are we still meeting early?" and "If your wife finds out, I'll feel awful. Maybe you should just tell her." A suspicious Angela ends up meeting Franco at a restaurant and then at his house where she finds portraits of a woman who looks a lot like Angela herself. But Franco refers to the woman in the portrait as his niece. The next morning, Angela finds a diary at Franco's house with pictures of the same woman murdered. Shocked Angela asks Franco to get rid of the pictures and come out from the past.
When she arrives home, a furious Greg reveals that Liza was actually helping him to book tickets for Italy and those earrings were actually a gift for Angela. Guilty with what she did, Angela tries to make distance with Franco but little did she know what she was dealing with. In a series of events, Franco injures Angela and Greg's pet dog and later murders her best friend, Claire, at his house after a one-night stand. By the time Angela reaches Franco's home, the crime is done. But not much grievance is shown on Angela's part after Claire's death.
The story displays a haunted tale of obsession and how far it can go when love gets combined with it. The 86-minute movie consistently keeps the thrill on, and will surely keep you on the edge of the seat. Greg's character, which goes from a transformation from the "bad guy" to a "caring husband", will surely make you believe that anything can happen in the coming minutes. Whereas Franco's character also sees a huge transformation though at the start, he looks like a composed helping man going to the heights to help Greg with his business and Angela with finding a bookkeeper, but later he comes out to be the real villain.
The ending scene seemed a little predictable where Franco meets the consequences of his fate and the family shifts from the house and then they live happily ever after. Also when Greg shoots Franco, the scene is much less dramatic than it should be. But the movie will not fail to give you a decent amount of thrills and chills. The narration and the sequences of the plot are perfectly placed, describing the tale very cleanly without confusing the audience.
‘Sinfidelity' will release on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at 8 pm on Lifetime Movies.