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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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Melissa
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Trey
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Gary
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Kieko
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Margo
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Tyler
Valerie Payton ...
Etta
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Evan (as John Gavin Alexander Plunkett)
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Emily (as Isabella Zentkovic)
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Connections

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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An adult who has divorced parents must deal with them reuniting in the midst of his brother's engagement
27 January 2014 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This film surprised me a lot. Looking at the main poster and advertisements for this, I thought this would be more of an in-your-face, laugh out loud funny movie. But it takes a different turn, being more of a drama than comedy.

That being said, I think that it balances the two genres very well. The humor, more subtle and realistic, adds just the right amount of lightheartedness to the relatable subject matter. Casting was pretty on the dot too.

Only thing that kept me from giving it a higher rating are the few scenes in the film that didn't really seem necessary.

Overall though, it was really enjoyable and entertaining. I would definitely watch it again.


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