Adulterers full movie review - Yea team! yea adultery!
This film is an excellent textbook example of the bankruptcy of fundamentalist Christian morality. The plot is straightforward: a man comes home from work on his wedding anniversary and finds his wife having sex with another man.
He pulls a gun on them and the rest of the movie is the conversation they have while he decides whether to kill one or both. A loving marriage is clearly defined as one in which nobody cheats.
The man calls the wife of the adulterer, who runs over and denounces her husband and then has the first man has sex with her in front of her husband and the first man's wife. They are seriously tortured over this?witnessing their spouse having sex with someone else (as punishment? for their having sex with someone else?) It turns out that the husband's boss repeatedly raped the wife when she was in highschool and she let him because her father worked for him and needed the job and she loved her father. The movie gets her shot but leaves the completely unremorseful boss scott free. I guess the difference is she is a woman and he is a man; or, he is a capitalist and she is just a worker.
So the definition of married love and fidelity is that penises stay out of extramarital vaginas. This is supposed to be morally inspiring and indicating the spiritual wonder of the old testament.
The horror of forced sex on the highschool girl is suggested as the source of her infidelity. This isn't a psychological analysis, however; it's just cause/effect, and she blames herself for it. Also, the bizarre sex between the good husband and the betrayed wife of the adulterer is just shown as something that happens?doesn't seem to affect either the wife or the husband.
None of these people pay attention to the bible, although they can quote chapter and verse. Their reactions and their decisions appear to be completely independent of scripture, although scripture is quoted. So one has the sense that this movie is directed to nominal fundamentalist Christians and gives them an excuse for various sexual activities on the grounds that they had a bad childhood, suffered abuse, etc. Further, the movie implicitly condones the cold-blooded murder of two people.