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Academy Award-winner Kevin Kline (1988 Best Supporting Actor -- A FISH CALLED WANDA) and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (A PERFECT STORM) heat up the screen in CONSENTING ADULTS, the spine-tingling sexy thriller that seduced audiences and critics alike. When two couples living next door to each other grow too close, one of the husbands risks everything for a passion he can't resist -- his neighbor's wife. His temptation traps the foursome in a shocking web of betrayal and murder. And now accused of a crime he didn't commit, he must race against time to save his family from a shocking fate. Directed by master of suspense Alan J. Pakula (PRESUMED INNOCENT), this erotic thriller twists and turns as tension builds to a sensational heart-stopping climax.

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  • Actors: Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Kevin Spacey
  • Directors: Alan J. Pakula
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 10, 2011
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004RA7YO4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,775 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Too much would have been unrealistic and too obvious.
M. Oleson
The movie is full of twists and turns,and that is what makes it so good.
Barbara L. Morris
Love cheering for Kevin Kline and against Kevin Spacey.
Jo E. Miller

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kona VINE VOICE on November 23, 2008
Format: DVD
Despite its suggestive title, this is actually a mystery/thriller and a very good one. Richard and Priscilla are a happily-married couple who have new neighbors, Eddy and Kay. Eddy is a bit unscrupulous and a little strange, yet he works very hard to establish a tight friendship with Richard. Richard is shocked when Eddy suggests a wife-swap, but later thinks it might be fun.

The first half is a rather typical suburban-marriage story, but before you know it, BAM! It turns into a scary murder story with twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. Kevin Kline gives a strong performance as mild-mannered Richard who thinks the grass is greener next door, but Kevin Spacey steals the show, as usual. He plays overly-friendly Eddy, gradually becoming the kind of raving psychopath that Spacey plays so well.

There are many plot holes that make the story more than a little far-fetched, but still I enjoyed it and recommend it for those who like thrillers.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By amerk on July 1, 2007
Format: DVD
Not a bad first half, up through the murder. But when Kevin Kline's character was released on bond, that's pretty much when it fell through the roof. I've never heard of somebody making bail when they are facing life in prison or the death sentence. And then being able to go anywhere you want? Even on bail, you can't leave the city. But yet he was able to sneak around, travel to Savannah, spy on his rival, all without any hindrance from the police. I pretty much figured out why the neighbor replaced his wife with a "stand-in". He needed somebody to drive the cigarette boat to prove he was out on the lake; but what I don't understand is why he allowed her to leave unharmed when all was said and done. Not only that, you would think both the police and the insurance company would have done a better job at the investigation, especially when 1.5 mil was on the line. I'm not sure about anybody else, but regardless if the police think they have the right man or not, if money is on the line they usually investigate all ends before making their decision.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 24, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This movie started out great the way it established the growing friendship between two very different couples and then moved into a murder mystery. The acting was first-rate (with the exception of Rebecca Miller -- can we say boring?) but then the plot defied logic. For example: Kevin Kline's character doesn't realize that he is not having sex with the neighbor's wife but with a "stand-in"? When Kevin Spacey's character confirms his wife's death in Savannah with the police, the police do not think to ask: "Hey, didn't you already report her death a few months ago?" Further, it is completely unrealistic that a shattered Kevin Kline's wife would have so immediately taken up with Kevin Spacey. By the time the film ended, it felt like a comedy, it was so ridiculous!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TT on September 10, 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Mill creek is releasing a lot of titles from the Hollywood Pictures/Touchstone pictures back catalogue on blu-ray.
These are all titles that Buena Vista/Disney is clearly not interested in releasing themselves and amazingly we get them at very good value for money. If you are interested in loads of extras then these titles are not for you, because there are absolutely none.
You just get the movie in a decent, not perfect, presentation.
No 5 stars because they should have at least included subtitles. A Theatrical trailer for the movie would be a nice addition too.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Salvador Sanchez on July 7, 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The picture quality of this BluRay is barely better than the DVD.
The sound is just the same, Stereo 2.0
It has no subtitles at all; not for Hearing Impaired, not in Spanish, not in French.
This BluRay was made BY THE Mentally Impaired or FOR the Mentally Impaired.
I'm angry for buying this very poor VHS quality BluRay.

The movie is awesome, pure Allan J. Pakula, mistery, suspense, virtuoso acting from everybody.
From Forest Whitaker, Kevin Kline, and Kevin Spacey (all oscar winners) to Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio who is the balance of the plot.
Rebecca Miller is also shocking as an actress.

PLEASE PLEASE Make this Blu Ray again the way it should be made.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Elisabeth on April 1, 2010
Format: VHS Tape
*Review contains spoilers*

On the surface, Richard (Kevin Kline) appears content with his life and wife Priscilla, but underneath, is quite discontent. When he sees his new neighbor Eddy (Kevin Spacey) leading an adventurous, carefree wife, he feels envious. He also feels an immediate sexual attraction to Eddy's wife Kay.

One day, Eddy tells Richard he knows Richard is attracted to Kay. Before Richard can protest, Eddy assures him it's okay and offers Richard a deal -- Richard can have sex with Kay as long as Eddy can have sex with Priscilla.

But there's a catch.

Instead of asking these wives to consent to this deal, they'll bypass their consent by tricking them. Here's the plan Eddy proposes....while the women are asleep, Richard and Eddy will sneak out of their house and into the neighbor's house to have sex with these women. Since the lights will be off, the wives will assume they're having sex with their own husbands.

And Richard accepts this deal!! And not without chances to back out either. When he sneaks into Eddy's house, there's a long staircase he must climb before reaching Kay's room...giving him plenty of time to grow a conscience...but he doesn't. He goes through with it.

It's bad enough he's bypassing his wife's consent by cheating on her, but he's also bypassing this other woman's consent to be his mistress as well as bypassing his wife's consent to be a hooker for his neighbor. It's this triple whammy of deceit that makes this one of the most despicable lead characters I've ever seen!

The next morning, a guilt-ridden Richard tells his wife he loves her and I guess because he looks so sad, I'm supposed to believe him, but I don't.
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