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C.O.G. (2013)

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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:
Jonathan Groff ... David
Tyra Richards Tyra Richards ... Pregnant Woman
Beth Furumasu Beth Furumasu ... Attendant
Keiko Green Keiko Green ... Make Out Woman
Kamyar Jahan ... Make Out Man
Danny Belrose ... Tattooed Man
Zach Sanchez-Vitale ... Military Guy (as Zach Sanchez)
Marvella McPartland Marvella McPartland ... Old Woman on Bus
Tim Patteron Tim Patteron ... Bus Driver
Blake Lindsley ... David's Mom (voice)
Dean Stockwell ... Hobbs
Eloy Méndez Eloy Méndez ... Pedro (as Eloy Mendez)
Denis O'Hare ... Jon
Cami Storm ... Pretty Mexican Girl (as Cami Marie)
Troian Bellisario ... Jennifer
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Storyline

Leaving the ivy-covered walls of Yale behind, the privileged and intellectual David 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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In development for approximately three and a half years. See more »

Soundtracks

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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Beautiful, subtly hilarious, and unexpectedly moving
27 June 2013 | by ramrock77See all my reviews

I knew very little about this film when I went into it except that it was inspired in some way by a David Sedaris essay. It surpassed my expectations in a beautiful and lasting way. It's extraordinarily funny - often in surprising ways. Like Sedaris' writing, things just happen, and it's the protagonist's reactions that allow the audience to enter this world of poignant meaninglessness. The characters and situations can be so absurd at times that you wonder what kind of world this is, how realistic or how exaggerated or how cinematic - but then you realize that life can really be like that... Groff does a stellar job playing with an open-minded and humorous pretentiousness. But what I thought was most impressive was Kyle Patrick Alvarez's subtly-brilliant treatment of both sexuality and religion, both of which are such matter-of-fact gray areas in the film that they leave the viewer wondering without ever asking him to. Great film - definitely catch it when it comes out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

C.O.G. See more »

Filming Locations:

Oregon, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,677, 22 September 2013

Gross USA:

$55,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,301
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2.35 : 1
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