A.C.O.D. (2013)

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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.

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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
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Cast

Adam Scott
as Carter
Jane Lynch
as Dr. Judith
Amy Poehler
as Sondra
Clark Duke
as Trey
Jessica Alba
as Michelle
Ken Howard
as Gary
Sarah Burns
as Margo
Vickie Eng
as Mrs. Kobayashi
Vince Canlas
as Mr. Kobayashi
Mark Oliver
as Mr. Stringer
Todd Denson
as Maitre'd
Randy Cohlmia
as Mr. Striped Jacket
Adam Pally
as Mark
Sarah Vowell
as Lorraine
Steve Coulter
as Charles
Leland L. Jones
as Fire Chief
Semi Lee
as Waitress
Claire Bronson
as Cynthia
Andrea Moore
as Coat Check Girl
Trevor Standish
as Young Carter
Ben Swayze
as Teenage Carter
Frank Roberts
as Jewelry Shop Owner
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Critic Reviews for A.C.O.D.

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (24)

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 10, 2013
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

"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.

½

I didn't watch the whole thing; I skimmed it for the Amy Poehler, Catherine O'Hara and Jane Lynch bits. Didn't care about the main character, but the aforementioned ladies pulled off some cool characters. Something about this just missed the mark, and it's hard to discern what. Maybe the stakes weren't really high enough and the family not dysfunctional enough.

_kelly .King
_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

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
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

½

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