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Consenting Adults (1992)




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Composer Richard Parker (Kevin Kline) and his wife Priscilla (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) live an ordinary suburban life until they meet their new neighbors Eddy (Kevin Spacey) and Kay (Rebecca Miller). The two couples become friends until some mate-swapping is suggested by the men. The plot takes a nasty turn, however, when Richard sleeps with Kay -- who turns up, the next morning, bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat. Soon, Richard is charged with the crime and must prove his innocence.

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Kevin Kline
as Richard Parker
Kevin Spacey
as Eddy Otis
Forest Whitaker
as David Duttonville
E.G. Marshall
as George Gordon
Billie Neal
as Annie Duttonville
Benjamin Hendrickson
as Jimmy Schwartz
Lonnie R. Smith
as Dr. Pettering
Rick Hinkle
as Band Singer
Artis Edwards Jr.
as Atlanta Police Officer
Jerry Campbell
as Prison Guard
Judson Vaughn
as Max Roth
Ed Grady
as Mr. Watkins
Suzanne Stewart
as Mrs. Watkins
Nance Plachta
as Woman in Blues Connection
L. Warren Young
as Musician in Blues Connection
Edward Seamon
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Shelly Pinsky
as Woman in Dressing Room
Thomas Saccio
as Johnny Rocco
D.L. Anderson
as Phone Company Woman
Janette Lane Bradbury
as Dry Cleaner Lady
Tommy Cresswell
as Charleston Detective
Robert C. Treveiler
as Charleston Deputy
Michael L. Nesbitt
as Charleston Deputy
Michelle Moore
as Trudy Seaton
Deborah Lucas
as Birthday Party Girl
Jennifer Swago
as Birthday Party Girl
Suzi Selman
as Birthday Party Girl
Mark Wood
as Christmas Caroler
Meredith Brasher
as Christmas Caroler
Jeffrey Charlton
as Christmas Caroler
Michelle Smith
as Christmas Caroler
Dean Taylor
as Christmas Caroler
Nan McElroy
as Christmas Caroler
Jeannie E. Davis
as Rehab Counselor
Laura Griffin
as Rehab Counselor
Robb Harleston
as Rehab Counselor
Rachel C. MacRae
as Rehab Counselor
Susan T. Haidary
as Rehab Counselor
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Critic Reviews for Consenting Adults

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Audiences for Pakula's latest failure to make a sexy film about sex will probably be small, however. This is not a thriller any thinking adult would eagerly consent to see.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Insipid and idiotic.

January 11, 2010 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

A grave warning to cheaters...Spacey's great

July 11, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Dreary suburban thriller.

July 25, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Consenting Adults

Insurance scam movie where a con man frames his neighbour for the death of his wife.

Ross Collins
Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

This movie was just not quite as enjoyable as I'd expected it to be. It's got an interesting plot about swingers and a twist where Spacey's wife ends up dead after Kline sleeps with her. A great performance from Spacey, but...check this seems like Kline actually phoned in his performance here. Yes, Kline didn't seem too interested in this and I don't blame him. Not as good as it could have been. Thanks to my mother, as well, for ruining this movie for me before I even watched it.

Derek Daniels
Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer

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