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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carter
... Hugh
... Melissa
... Sondra
... Lauren
... Trey
... Gary
... Kieko
... Margo
... Michelle
... Dr. Judith
... Tyler
Valerie Payton ... Etta
Gavin Plunkett ... Evan (as John Gavin Alexander Plunkett)
... 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)  »

Also Known As:

Adult Children of Divorce  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,001, 4 October 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$172,344, 3 November 2013
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Trivia

The last name of Trey's fiance is Kobayashi. This is the name for the Starfleet training exercise designed to test the character of cadets in the command track at Starfleet Academy. The Kobayashi Maru test was first depicted in the opening scene of the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and also appears in the 2009 film Star Trek. Screenwriter Jack B. Sowards is credited with inventing the test, naming it after a friend whose last name was Kobayashi.[1] The test's name is occasionally used among Star Trek fans or those familiar with the series to describe a no-win scenario, or a solution that involves redefining the problem and testing one's character. 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 »

Crazy Credits

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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Ashamed
Written by John Joseph McCauley III (as John J. McCauley III)
Performed by Deer Tick
Courtesy of Partisan Records
By Arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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A lesson in how to bury a movie by calling it something weird.
10 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

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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