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Cast: Mehcad Brooks, Danielle Savre, Sean Faris
On a steamy New Orleans afternoon, Sam Deuprey (Sean Faris, “Pretty Little Liars”) decides to surprise his beautiful wife, Ashley (Danielle Savre, “Heroes”), for their anniversary and comes home early. But Ashley is not alone in the bedroom. She and her lover, Damien (Mehcad Brooks, “True Blood”) are about to learn how far a jealous husband will go in this twisted psychological drama about dirty little secrets and uncontrollable passions.
Sam is deeply in love with his wife, Ashley. So much so that he leaves work early to surprise her for their one year anniversary but it is Sam that gets the ultimate surprise when he finds her in bed with another man. Hurt and full of anger Sam goes downstairs and grabs two hand guns and heads back up the stairs where he holds them at gun point until he decides what he is going to do to the both of them.
"Adulterers" is a psychological drama that was inspired by true events. The story takes place in New Orleans during one of the hottest days of the year. The couple's bedroom is the main setting for the film and the three characters are in the room for most of the duration so the film depends on two things. One is the story, since there is no action in the film the story has to be able to hold the audience's attention the entire time and the characters have to be interesting enough to keep us invested in watching the film. Both do a good job, the story immediately gets the audience thinking when Sam goes up the stairs and within a minute or two he shoots the both of them dead but after he goes down stairs the story kind of resets and when he goes up stairs the second time he instead holds the two at gun point while he attempts to figure out why his wife did this to him. There is another twist at the end of the film but I am not going to go into details about it so not to ruin the whole story for those waiting to see the movie. In between there is plenty of drama, suspense and tension and there's even a little bit of head games being played by Sam.
This all makes for a very intense hour and 37 minutes as the audience sits and waits to see what happens. There is a lot of dialogue and there are also a number of secrets that get revealed about all three characters. And speaking of the characters, Mehcad Brooks, Danielle Savre and Sean Faris all give excellent performances and they play each other perfectly.
"Adulterers" is a slow burn so the film is not going to be for everyone but if you like a good psychological drama then I highly recommend checking it out. I enjoyed the story, even with it's slow pace it kept me glued to the screen as I waited to find out what the fate of these characters was going to be. "Adulterers" is available now on DVD, you can order it HERE.
If this sounds like something you might like then pick it up, you just might enjoy it as much as I did.
Released by Image Entertainment
*** 3/4 Out Of *****