A.C.O.D. (2013)



Critic Consensus: Despite its impressive cast and some sharp observations, A.C.O.D. is neither funny enough nor poignant enough to work as a potent comedy or incisive satire.

Movie Info

Carter (Adam Scott) is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks. When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc on his family and forces him to face the chaos of his past.

Rating: R (for language and brief sexual content)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ben Karlin, Stuart Zicherman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 14, 2014
Box Office: $0.2M
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as Carter

as Dr. Judith

as Trey

as Michelle

as Mrs. Kobayashi

as Mr. Kobayashi

as Mr. Stringer

as Maitre'd

as Mr. Striped Jacket

as Mark

as Lorraine

as Charles

as Fire Chief

as Waitress

as Coat Check Girl

as Young Carter

as Teenage Carter

as Jewelry Shop Owner
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Critic Reviews for A.C.O.D.

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (23)

Watching Jenkins and O'Hara go at it (in more ways than one) is especially terrific fun.

Full Review… | October 18, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The tone is irresolute, as if Zicherman, a self-proclaimed A.C.O.D., hadn't fully resolved his feelings before spinning them into this lumpy comedic drama.

Full Review… | October 17, 2013
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Promising premise goes nowhere.

Full Review… | October 15, 2013
Richard Roeper.com
Top Critic

The film is too broad to be discerning, but there are a few laughs here and there, thanks to a solid comedic ensemble.

Full Review… | October 11, 2013
Chicago Reader
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"A.C.O.D." may leave a slightly sour aftertaste. As a look at the state of modern monogamy - or at least our enduring if misguided faith in it - it's refreshingly acerbic.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

Not only is the movie just so-so, but the parts themselves aren't much.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A.C.O.D.

He's about to ruin a perfectly good divorce.

Good movie! I went into this film with an open mind. I enjoyed the film as both a comedy and a drama. In this film, you see revealed some painful truths about human nature and complex family relationships--always with humor and compassion.

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.

Manu Gino

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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Carter: You have both turned a 9 year marriage into a hundred year war.

Just so I can get this out of the way, A.C.O.D. stands for 'Adult Children of Divorce'. That actually makes the title of the movie sound less important than it is, but it will be tough to predict how often I plan on calling back to the full title of this movie. Regardless, as both a fan of the ensemble comedic cast in A.C.O.D. and an actual A.C.O.D. (though I'm working on the 'Adult' part), I had a lot of fun with this film. There is a lot of humor found in the exaggerated situations that this film puts its characters in, but still has a core sense of truth in its comedy. It is not the most laugh out loud comedy of the year, but I did enjoy where a lot of these laughs were coming from, as the film had some fun material to work with.

read the whole review at thecodeiszeek.com

Aaron Neuwirth

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