C.O.G. (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  20 January 2013 (USA)
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A cocky young man travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm. Out of his element, he finds his lifestyle and notions being picked apart by everyone who crosses his path.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyra Richards ...
Pregnant Woman
Beth Furumasu ...
Keiko Green ...
Make Out Woman
Make Out Man
Tattooed Man
Military Guy (as Zach Sanchez)
Marvella McPartland ...
Old Woman on Bus
Tim Patteron ...
Bus Driver
David's Mom
Pedro (as Eloy Mendez)
Pretty Mexican Girl


Leaving the ivy-covered walls of Yale behind, the privileged and intellectual Samuel sets out to discover the real world armed with books and a strong conviction of atheism. He goes to work at an apple orchard under an alias, but is thrust into a world he is wholly unprepared for with religious locals and untrustworthy co-workers. His sexuality and lack of faith will be tested as he learns to rely on strangers in a world that can't be taught in books and a classroom. Written by Anne Campbell

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Rated R for language and some sexual content

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Release Date:

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$32,198 (USA) (20 September 2013)


$55,301 (USA) (11 October 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Electronic Counterpoint: Fast (Movement 1)
Written by Steve Reich
Performed by Steve Reich
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film/TV Licensing
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Charming, Stylish Adaptation of the Sedaris essay
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As a David Sedaris fan, I went to see this movie kinda fearful that it would not do his essay justice. This movie far surpassed my expectations and made me laugh aloud (as reading any Sedaris piece does). This adaptation of C.O.G. was faithful to the spirit of the Sedaris essay, retaining and even adding to its understated, snarky sense of humor.

Jonathan Groff stars as David, capturing a naïve and irreverent guy fresh out of college perfectly. The film opens with a montage of him rubbing shoulders with a bunch of weirdos on a greyhound until he reaches his destination: Oregon. David plans to work on an apple farm in order to experience what "real people" do. Of course, things don't go as planned and unexpected hilarity ensues.

C.O.G. is one of the best new films that I've seen this year. The style and the soundtrack evoke an eccentric yet slightly bleak mood that I really enjoyed. I find that I relate quite heavily to the post-college feelings of uncertainty and aimlessness that David has in the film…as I'm sure many U.S. grads do.

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