A.C.O.D. (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  23 January 2013 (USA)
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A grown man caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15-year divorce discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.


(as Stuart Zicherman)


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A.C.O.D. follows a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce (Adam Scott) who is forced to revisit the chaos of his parents' (Catherine O'Hara and Richard Jenkins) bitter divorce all over again after his younger brother (Clark Duke) decides to get married. Written by The Film Arcade

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He's about to ruin a perfectly good divorce.



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Rated R for language and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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23 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Adult Children of Divorce  »

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$19,001 (USA) (4 October 2013)


$172,344 (USA) (1 November 2013)

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Clever, Smart Comedy
25 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A.C.O.D. is such a terrific film that it's difficult to believe that it's Zicherman's directorial debut. The screenplay, by Karlin and Zicherman, is remarkably clever and witty--combining humor with poignant insight to a very satisfying effect. Zicherman gets the pacing exactly right, showing faith in the intelligence of his audience by never belaboring a point. The characters are engaging and the acting is very great. If your an adult child of divorce or a divorced parent who worries about your children, you're likely to recognize something in this film. (When Carter goes through his parents' divorce papers, try to catch some of the petty, ridiculous allegations each makes.) In this film, you see revealed some painful truths about human nature and complex family relationships--always with humor and compassion. This is one of the best comedies I've seen.

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