Consenting Adults Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kevin Spacey, Rebecca Miller, Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Forest Whitaker

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When Eddie Otis(Spacey) and his wife Catherine (Rebecca Miller) move into the neighbourhood, they lend a spark to the lives of their next door couple Richard (Kevin Kline) and Priscilla Parker (Mastrantonio). Richard - a gifted musician - is mesmerized by the Catherine's beauty and her stirring rendition of the blues, while Eddie appeals to Priscilla with his resourcefulness in matters more worldly.
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Eddie's vileness surfaces for the first time, when he proposes wife swapping - in the middle of the night and without the women being actually aware. Some initial hesitation and a fallout later, Richard bites the bait. But when Catherine is found clubbed to death, Eddie pins Richard for the murder. To put the final nail in the coffin, Priscilla asks for divorce.

When Richard gets out on bail, he runs into insurance detective David Duttonville (Forest Whitaker) who informs him that Eddie had taken out a suspiciously high insurance policy on Catherine and had set up new business venture with Priscilla. As Richard, with Duttonville's help, searches for ways to prove his innocence, he realizes that Eddie had made him the pawn in an evil plan.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   really kinky sex! Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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