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.
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
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When Sondra is on the phone with Carter, she gets handed a drink by someone named JJ, This is most likely a reference to Parks and Recreation, which Amy Poehler (Sondra) and Adam Scott (Carter) both starred in. JJ was the owner of Amy Poehler's favorite breakfast place in the show. See more »
The "knock-off Eames chair" in Dr. Judith's office is not based on any design by mid-century designers Charles and Ray Eames. The chair is a chaise lounge designed by famed modernist architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, commonly known by his nickname "Le Corbusier". The design pre-dates most of the Eames' designs by several decades. See more »
There are testimonials from real-life A.C.O.D.'s during the end credits. See more »
A lesson in how to bury a movie by calling it something weird.
So first of all, it stands for Adult Child of Divorce and its the main reason no-one heard of this one. It sounds like a disorder, and people go see comedies that seem like a good time, not a lot of work.
Adam Scott's little bro wants to get married, and its his job to try and get his warring divorced parents to be in the same room together.
Jane Lynch, Mary Elisabeth Winstead, Amy Poehler, Katherine O'Hara and Richard Jenkins are all great. Funny likable cast, terrific situation comedy, its only about 20 minutes too long. Truly the only reason this got buried was that terrible unwieldy title.
6/10 outwore its welcome by the end, but still, underrated.
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