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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.

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Trey
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Gary
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Margo
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Evan (as John Gavin Alexander Plunkett)
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Emily (as Isabella Zentkovic)
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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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Comedy

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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)

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$172,344 (USA) (1 November 2013)
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This is a semi-autobiographical film loosely based on co-writer/director Stuart Zicherman's own experience as an Adult Child of Divorce (A.C.O.D.), one who also helped soothe the conflict between his divorced parents when his sibling got married. See more »

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(at around 67 mins) Carter pulls up to a stop sign and his car is missing the driver side mirror. A few minutes later, the car has both its side mirrors. See more »

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There are testimonials from real-life A.C.O.D.'s during the end credits. See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.2 (2013) See more »

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You Baby You
Performed by Ocha La Rocha
Written by Justin Minchew and John Burton Kerry
Published by Urband & Lazar Publishing, Inc (ASCAP)
Courtesy of: U&L Records, Inc
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Enjoyable but inessential
22 May 2014 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

A.C.O.D. is at times too amiable and meandering for its own good, but it gets by on a decent number of laughs and a strong cast. I kept waiting for things to escalate but it never quite happened despite the way the characters treat each other. I can't say it was a disappointment as I wasn't really expecting anything from it, but I suppose I just wanted it to be a bit... more.

Director Stuart Zicherman has assembled a cast including such reliably funny actors as Adam Scott, Catherine O'Hara, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler, and he's co-written (with Ben Karlin) a film that is, to be fair, consistently laugh out loud funny. It's engaging enough, and it ends on a perfect note. I just can't get excited about it.


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