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Loving Adults

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dark Danish thriller has sex, nudity, and violence.

Movie NR 2022 104 minutes
A man sitting in a T-shirt frowns at a woman with her back to the camera.

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Please note that the adults in this tense, solid Danish thriller are anything but loving. They commit crimes, lie, and deceive, mostly for selfish reasons. Fans who enjoy thrillers will appreciate the tension, the dark atmospheres, and the twists, turns, and surprises along the way as the story unfolds. It's too bad Loving Adults relies so much on the overused trope in so many thrillers where it's the woman who becomes unhinged and starts to lose touch with reality. But given that, the acting is solid, plenty (though not all) of the surprises are genuine, and the Danish countryside is beautifully photographed.

The framing device of the investigating police officer telling the story over a meal doesn't seem necessary at all, but it's also not doing a whole lot of harm and maybe gives viewers a chance to take a breather from all the tension and suspense. Teen appeal is limited to the edgy content: There's only one minor teen character who isn't developed enough to relate to, and the main characters are mature adults. But for those who like thrillers and can handle the mature content, there are a lot worse out there than this one.

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