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Consenting Adults

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Consenting Adults

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
95 minutes
performer:
Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Kevin Spacey
director:
Alan J. Pakula
author:
72524
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a D

It doesn’t say much about a film when the only remotely tolerable character is a psychopath who bludgeons people to death with a baseball bat. He’s Kevin Spacey, the new neighbor to The Dullest Couple on Earth (Kevin Kline and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), and he frames Kline for murder. Twisty, improbable, and bereft of that essential quality for a thriller, menace, Consenting Adults is shot like a jeans or cigarette ad, with the two couples engaged in fatuously playful activity. It may be the first feature-length commercial for homicide. D

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