Consenting Adults (movie)
Plot[change | change source]
Composer Richard Parker and his wife Priscilla live an ordinary suburban life. That is, until they meet their new neighbors, Eddy and Kay Otis. The two couples become friends. Kay's talent for blues singing gets the attention of Richard. Eddy is attracted to Priscilla. However, it becomes clear that Eddy is a scam artist who fakes a neck injury after an auto accident.
The plot takes a nasty turn when Richard sleeps with Kay. Kay turns up bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat the following morning. It is then revealed that Eddy spent the night elsewhere, to establish an airtight alibi. Richard's fingerprints are on the bat. His semen is found in her body. He is then charged with the crime. Making matters worse, Priscilla disowns and divorces Richard due to his infidelity. Eddy soon becomes Priscilla's lover and a substitute father to Richard's child.
Richard finds a ray of hope when he discovers that Kay is alive. Eddy, expecting what Richard intends to do next, murders Kay and slips away.
Priscilla discovers a forgotten plane ticket that Eddy used on the night of the second murder. She realizes Eddy's guilt and worries over what to do about it. Richard raids Eddy's house. Eddy, however, expects this move as well. Priscilla and Richard eventually kill Eddy with the baseball bat.
Cast[change | change source]
|Kevin Kline||Richard Parker|
|Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio||Priscilla Parker|
|Kevin Spacey||Eddy Otis|
|Rebecca Miller||Kay Otis|
|Forest Whitaker||David Duttonville (insurance adjuster)|
|E. G. Marshall||George Gutton|
|Kimberly McCullough||Lori Parker|
Critical reception[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Consenting Adults". NY Times. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
- "Consenting Adults". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Consenting Adults on IMDb
- Consenting Adults at AllMovie
- Consenting Adults at Rotten Tomatoes
- Consenting Adults at Box Office Mojo