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Consenting Adults (1992)

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 ... See full summary »

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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 realise is that Eddy's little games are just a prelude to something that's intended to destroy his neighbour's lives. Written by Rob Hartill

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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.


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Rated R for sexuality, and for violence and language | See all certifications »

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16 October 1992 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,591,728
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[first lines]
Jimmy Schwartz: Richard. Hold it. Richard, what's the matter?
Priscilla Parker: [on the phone in the background] Okay, what happened?
Jimmy Schwartz: I'm not selling those skis to my mother. Please, a more neon sound.
Priscilla Parker: Mr. Ron, I can't be waiting at a whim of your attorney.
Jimmy Schwartz: Remember: to be free, to soar like an eagle, to slip the surly bonds of earth.
Priscilla Parker: All right. Thank you.
Jimmy Schwartz: Right? That's the feel.
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Written and Produced by Joe Mulherin
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not good. . .
5 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

. . .but the weirdest thing is - it is eerily similar to the Aykroyd/Belushi film "Neighbors." Heavily derided in it's time, it matters not whether you liked it, it had some really weird elements to it. NOW - take out the weird elements and leave a basic plot: "Exciting" guy with a bad bleach-job and his sexy wife move in next door to thoroughly-mundane guy and his attractive wife; who, by the way have a sexless marriage. Kline/Belushi are set up as "marks" immediately, and almost as immediately the new neighbors begin a contrived "seduction of the innocent". Soon, the mundane guy finds himself trapped in an existential hell of Blondie's making(Spacey/Aykroyd). Well. Consenting Adults is not a good movie - or even interesting. Spacey gives a charismatic performance as usual, but the script lacks any originality. This was another entry in the ". . .from Hell" high-concept series of scripts from the early-90's. Babysitter. . .Cop. . .Neighbor. . .Dentist. ..I wish I could say that the best parts of this film ended up on the editing room floor - considering the cast - but there's no way this script was ever anything but stale.


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