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.


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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.

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

Oct 18, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 17, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Promising premise goes nowhere.

Oct 15, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

Oct 11, 2013 | Full Review…

"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.

Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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

Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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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.

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_kelly .King

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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.

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Manu Gino

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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

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