Watch: Consenting Adults 1992 123movies, Full Movie Online – Richard and Priscilla Parker’s lives take a turn for the better when Eddy and Kay move into the house next door. Eddy’s a risk-taker and shows his new neighbours how to enjoy life at the expense of a rule or convention or two. What Richard doesn’t realize is that Eddy’s little games are just a prelude to something that’s intended to destroy his neighbours’ lives..
Plot: Richard and Priscilla Parker are an ordinary suburban couple whose lives are invaded and rocked by their hedonistic, secretive new neighbors, Eddy and Kay Otis.
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|5.7/10 Votes: 7,835|
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|39/100 | MetaCritic|
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Starts Good, Ends Bad
This movie had been in my Netflix Queue for sometime and I decided to give it a watch after meeting Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio in person (very gracious lady). Anyway, I’d seen the film before, but it had been many years. After viewing it again this time around, I came to the same conclusion. The first half of the story is very engaging and interesting. Kevin Spacey is brilliant in one of his early roles. Mastrontonio and Kline are also very appealing. You like the characters and you care about them. However, the second half of the film, the “thriller” portion, is so lame and unrealistic that I completely lost interest. It’s as if the writers simply gave up on how to finish this film off. They created very interesting characters, set up a nice story, but the story didn’t have anyplace interesting to go. I’d love for someone to try a rewrite of this thing. Anyway, not much going on here with this film. The only relevance it has is if you are a Spacey, Kline, or Mastrontonio fan. Rating 5 of 10 stars and that is being somewhat kind.
Any number of Hollywood presentations stretch their plots to allow scenes that add thrills and give the actors a chance to “emote”. CA takes this to another level, creating a universe where people do things for no particular reason except to keep the engine chugging along, pulling its strange cargo toward a requisite splashy finale. Along the way the movie becomes much like a creature that has passed through the transformation pods in “The Fly”. You can kind of tell what was intended but the actual result is anything but pretty. Accompanying these oddities is the absolute stupidity required of the characters. At one point the lead, accused of one murder, discovers potential exculpatory evidence which he shares with an insurance investigator. This could save the insurance company 1.6 million dollars. The logical thing to do, of course, would be for the investigator, with the help of the police, to check this out saving the insurance company their money and eliminating the murder charge for the lead. But does the investigator follow it up? Well, that would be expecting these people to have high level thinking. High level in this case means what any reasonable person might think about. Since the characters in CA tend to have the thinking processes of turnips the lead follows up himself, resulting in yet another murder on his hands. However that does allow the requisite finale which is completed with the panache of a 5th grade play. The acting is fine, but plot holes and poor direction particularly of action sequences ruined the film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director Alan J. Pakula
Writer Matthew Chapman
Actors Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Kevin Spacey
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (dailies)
Film Length 2,710 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, EXR 500T 5296, 250D 5297)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384)